The CPCB’s study, which came out last month, analysed various firecrackers available in the market for their chemical composition and health impact. For the study, commonly used firecrackers were selected on the basis of four main categories set by the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization (PESO): atom bomb, Chinese crackers (not related to the country), maroons and garland crackers. Key Ingredients In Firecrackers Fuel: Charcoal is the most common fuel used in fireworks. They pose a developmental danger for children and unborn babies, and are poisonous for plants and animals as well, the study said. “With the rise in population in megacities like Mumbai and Delhi, the use of firecrackers is increasing year on year.
Source: Hindustan Times October 12, 2017 06:56 UTC