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5 Reasons to Go GREEN and Say NO TO CRACKERS This Diwali !!

 Go GREEN and Say NO TO CRACKERS This Diwali

As  #DIWALI arrives one can hear the sounds of firecrackers exploding from all directions. #Firecrackers symbolize a brighter, happier future and they also enlighten our lives with the sparkle of joy and goodwill.  People of all age groups are fascinated with firecrackers, which form a prominent part of Diwali celebrations.

 Go GREEN and Say NO TO CRACKERS This Diwali


According to the Indian tradition, firecrackers are the highlight of any celebration. The brighter the sparkles and louder the noise, the greater the thrill. However, in our increasingly populated and polluted cities, the temporary joy of watching fireworks is soon replaced by the intense hazardous effects caused by their toxins on nature and living beings.


Listed below are 5 major hazardous effects of FIRECRACKERS:


IF YOU VALUE TREES, SAY NO TO FIRECRACKERS


 Go GREEN and Say NO TO CRACKERS This Diwali


To produce fireworks, cardboard and paper are used. This consumes trees. Although trees are a renewable natural resource, it is very depressing when they are cut for absurd reasons.




SKIN ALLERGIC REACTIONS CAUSED by FIRECRACKERS


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The most common pollutant released from firecrackers is Nitrogen Oxide, which triggers skin irritations  in children and adults. The dust particles in pollution due to firecrackers are also a concern for many people which in turn cause rashes and inflammations. Pollution and smoke from crackers can irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. 



A STEP CLOSER TO CANCER WITH FIRECRACKERS


Cancer




Chemicals that are released from fireworks include cadmium, barium, rubidium, strontium, aluminum, dioxins as well as perchlorates, which are radioactive and known carcinogens. These toxins end up in water bodies or soil, where they continue to cause hazard to animals and humans for many years. Heavy metals can cause long-lasting and damaging effect to human health.



YOUR CHOICE: CHOKE TO DEATH OR BREATH FREE

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Allergic bronchitis, pneumonia and common cold increases tremendously during this festive  season. The effects are more pronounced in people with heart, lung or central nervous system diseases. The toxins destroy the linings of the respiratory surface, thereby reducing the intake of oxygen for the body. These cause respiratory allergies like asthma especially to the susceptible population. It also causes throat and chest congestion, and are likely to aggravate problems for those already suffering from cough, cold and allergies.



NOISE-FREE DIWALI

Noise Pollution




High decibel levels result in restlessness, anger, fidgetiness, impulsive behavior and over-reaction to situations. Most crackers used have more than 80 dB noise that can cause temporary hearing loss. A fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for pets. They often find the loud, unpredictable noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.



Diwali is the most extensively celebrated Indian festival and its sanctity should not be blown away. This festival of goodwill can be celebrated in a number of ways other than bursting firecrackers.


Let each one of us take a pledge this Diwali to say NO TO CRACKERS and invest in a safer and greener future.


Celebrate Diwali meaningfully. After all, we have to inhabit this planet for a long time and all of us would like our children to inherit a cleaner and safer planet.


Happy and Prosperous Diwali to You!

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