Scientists ask to ban fireworks for the toxic substances they release

The Czech Academy of Sciences claims that we underestimate the dangers posed by fireworks .

The Czech Academy of Sciences has called for a ban on fireworks due to the ” highly toxic ” substances they release into the air.

As reported by Radio Prague , scientists warn that these substances are harmful to both humans and the environment.

They also estimate that most people are not sufficiently informed about these dangers, or, if they are, they tend to underestimate it.

“If an industrial company discharges such quantities of dangerous substances, it would face legal proceedings and closure,” said Petr Kluson of the Institute for Chemical Processes at the Academy of Sciences.

What do we find in fireworks?

In a publication on the official website of the Academy of Sciences , it is specified that magnesium, titanium and rubidium are released by tons each year.

Barium to achieve the green color, strontium for the red color, and copper for the blue color effect are also released.

“But people directly inhale this strange mixture of poisons and cancer-causing substances,” he added.

“The amount of barium increases 580 times in air during a 45-minute sample in unfavorable conditions (…)”, explains Kluson.

Scientists indicate that these high values ​​are maintained for several days and the chemicals end up in the water and soil, reaching the food chain.

In addition to improving general information about these negative effects, scientists advocate limiting or even banning the use of fireworks altogether .