Harmful Effects of Firecrackers and Fireworks
Who can disregard the yearly news about firecrackers that unexpectedly exploding? What about the blood splashed on newspapers on missing fingers? Worse, you read about them on children, some even as young as 5 years old, as observed by medical exam in Cebu and hospitals as well.
This is why the government is not just being strict about firecrackers and implementing new laws about it, they are also observing December to be the month for fireworks prevention. Celebrating this month long activity will not only be focusing on stopping the peddling of fireworks, especially those contraband items that are being sold at a much cheaper price.
To help in decreasing the sale of firecrackers and fireworks this coming festive season, we are listing the harmful effects, from the Department of Health:
- Bad for your lungs
Fireworks cause respiratory problems. Remember when they explode, the gas and smoke that is emitted are chemicals, hence, they have damaging effects on one’s lungs. Most times, the person could experience the following: chronic or allergic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, pneumonia and laryngitis.
- Toxic to your body
The air and chemicals that are produced from fireworks are toxic to the body. They are harmful and the SPM levels cause throat, nose, and eye-related problems. It can cause headaches and reduced mental sharpness.
- Damage one’s hearing
There is an advisable decibel for one’s ears. The standard noise level set by the DENR for the environment is 60 dB during the day and 50 decibels at night.
Fireworks can be loud and can exceed 140 decibels. Are you aware that 85 decibels above can already damage one’s hearing?
The increase in sound levels can lead to restlessness, temporary or permanent hearing loss, high blood pressure, and sleep disturbance.
These are just the top reasons that each of us need to be aware of. The fact that many manufacturing companies fail to let us know. The beauty and explosion of colors that fireworks offer is certainly striking, not to mention the collage of colors as they burst in the sky. One should always remember though, that while this beauty is nice to behold, the harmful effects it gives is far more dangerous. LH Prime Cebu persuades each of us to think of ourselves and our loved ones, especially the older senior citizens and the young ones. There is a diagnostic clinic in Cebu that can help in checking for damaged hearing, but should you really wait for that?
LH Prime cares about your health and well-being. Our top diagnostic centers in Cebu offer a wide variety of services to cater to your every need. Visit your nearest branch today, and take control of your health!