Are Fireworks Bad For Your Health?
Why can't the government let us enjoy anything anymore? Seems like they are out to ruin all the fun in our society. They ruined football, they ruined carbs and now they're trying to ruin our fireworks.
There is a new study, conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which found that fireworks are terrible for your health. No we're not talking about loosing fingers or damaging other body parts, no this is bad on an internal particle level.
When all of those huge rockets explode and the Oooo's and Aaaah's are over, tiny particles 30 times thinner than a human hair are left in the air. And if you ingest too many of them, there could be short and long-term effects on our health, especially if you have lung problems.
You might find yourself with a cough, have shortness of breath, or have an asthma attack. But they ultimately might lead to a heart attack, a stroke, or could lead to early death, especially if you have heart or lung disease.
The number of firework particles in the air peaks from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on July 4th, but usually they're all gone by noon the next day. So if you have lung issues, the researchers say you might want to stay indoors on the night of Saturday July 4th.
Source: USA Today