Asthma warning: Fireworks could trigger life-threatening attacks – tips to stay well

“In addition, during fireworks manufacture, a range of substances are added such as arsenic, manganese, sodium oxalate, aluminium, iron dust powder, potassium perchlorate, strontium nitrate and barium nitrate, which act as stabilizers, oxidizers and added colours.

“The burning of fireworks releases a large number of air pollutants, particularly sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) along with several metal salts, for example; aluminium, manganese, and cadmium.”

The study concluded that there is increasing recognition of the detrimental effect of urban air pollution on human health both in the long- and in the short term.


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