National Campaign for Firework Safety
Our aim is to promote the safe use of fireworks
Medical and others Reports
Medical Reports and others about the dangers of fireworks
Dangerous Decibels, April 2003, about Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Dangerous Decibels is an American public health partnership for prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. With extended exposure, noises that reach a decibel level of 85 can cause permanent damage to the hair cells in the inner ear, leading to hearing loss.
Reuters Health 2 July 2001 Surgeons Warn of Fireworks Dangers
NEW YORK, The 4th of July weekend is a busy time in the nation's emergency rooms, where medical teams grapple with injuries from fireworks accidents.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons warns that extreme caution is necessary near any type of fireworks.
Pediatrics July 2001 Fireworks-Related Injuries to Children.
Fireworks are devices designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation.
Every year, US residents celebrate the Fourth of July and other festive occasions with fireworks. As a result, in 1999, an estimated 8500 individuals, approximately 45% of them children younger than 15 years, sustained fireworks-related injuries requiring emergency medical treatment.
July 22 2001, Daily noise poses 'serious health risk', Bev Wake, The Ottawa Citizen,
The World Health Organisation says one-time exposure to sounds measuring 120 decibels could permanently damage children's hearing.
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