29 Jun '11, 3pm

Should You Skip the Fireworks This 4th?

Should You Skip the Fireworks This 4th?

Independence Day fireworks are an American tradition, but all those explosions leave behind far more than an air of celebration. Pyrotechnics typically contain health-damaging pollutants such as perchlorate to quickly burn fuel, heavy metals (barium, copper, lithium) to produce glittering colors, and sulfur-coal-laced powder charges that send fireworks aloft in the first place. Studies show that following a big fireworks display, contaminating chemical levels spike in nearby air and water – up to 1,000 times the norm in the case of percholate, according to a 2007 study by the EPA. Alternatives to conventional fireworks are few – and they’re still far from eco-friendly. Researchers have developed new pyrotechnics that replace percholate and some metals with nitrogen-based materials that produce fewer toxins and less smoke, but they are largely unavailable to the public and ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/06/29/eco-friendly-firework...

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