Say ‘No’ to Crackers, At least for Your Next Festival

All I can hear now is deafening noise of crackers all around. And being a person with high ear sensitivity, perhaps, this is affecting me a lot.

But it just occurred to me, that if I am having so much trouble bearing this, how would much sensitive animals like dogs cope with this. This idea brought in a handful of other concerns to my mind regarding use of crackers.

1. More than $0.8 Billion (Rs. 48,98,00,00,000.00) – is it a small amount ?

The total fireworks industry in India is more than $0.8 billion, i.e. around 4898 crore Indian Rupees. You may need to consider the fact that the prestigious  Mangyalaan project of India is only 450 crore Indian Rupees. So just think, how much we can save. Or in other words, how much we are blasting away.

[Source: http://www.quora.com/How-much-money-is-spent-on-crackers-in-Diwali-in-India-in-year-2012Corrected since $120 billion doesn’t seem logical; http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21588945-boldly-go-china-mind-red-planet-red-rival]

2. HUGE Air Pollution – it’s enough to make your child asthmatic

During festival seasons in India, huge amount of suspended particles are introduced into the atmosphere. Not to mention about the high amounts of Magnesium, Sulphur Dioxide, Hydrocarbons and Carbon Monoxide. These causes respiratory diseases. inhalation of magnesium causes metal fume fever while copper compounds cause irritation in the respiratory tract of our body. And the gases take much time to get cleared. This is more than enough to make a person asthmatic. You also contribute a significant share to Global Warming.

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