The festive season is on with Diwali just a few days away! And it definitely is one of the best times of the year, but definitely not for the air we breathe! Diwali should be more about giving, sharing, decorating, eating, and merry making. By burning crackers we are only harming our environment and ultimately ourselves. Also, we would be leaving a polluted and exhausted city for our future generations. Fire crackers not only waste your hard earned money but can also harm in the following ways:
Causes lung problems
Burning crackers release harmful gases like sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which cause lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and excessive production of mucus. These gases are especially harmful for adolescent children and geriatric population.
Causes noise pollution
Every year during Diwali, noise pollution crosses the threshold. It may cause serious hearing problems and sleeping problems in infants. Noise also causes discomfort to animals and birds, that’s why loud crackers should be avoided as much as possible.
Causes Eye irritation
Harmful gases released by crackers stay in the environment for very long time. Suspended particles in the air can go in the eyes to cause eye problems like drying of eyes, excessive watering of eyes, redness and inflammation. Eye problems are usually irreversible and may dim the lights of your future. If you feel any irritation in your eyes due to direct contact with crackers, you must visit an emergency hospital immediately to avoid any unforeseen damage.
A significant number of fire accidents take place around Diwali. Slight carelessness with crackers can cause loss of life and property. It may lead to serious burn injuries and leave a person disabled for the rest of his/her life. For the safety of yourself and your loved ones give up on crackers this Diwali, and burst your ego to create a better world instead!Diwali is a festival of lights, joy, and sharing happiness. Let’s not dim the beauty of it and celebrate a safe and cracker free Diwali. Lastly, but most importantly, please keep in consideration the patients in nearby hospitals while bursting loud crackers.