Lloyd Alter, the design editor for Treehugger.com, posted his annual rant about the dangers of fireworks. In short, fireworks are a dangerous and stupid way to celebrate anything, and in exchange for the short-term pleasure of seeing things blow up in the air, here are the long-term consequences of using them:
They spew percholorates, particulates, heavy metals, CO₂ and ozone into the atmosphere, cause over 10,000 injuries a year, are cruel to animals, and can lead to hearing loss.
It’s not fun being a killjoy, but really, are fireworks necessary?[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]