Ban all and any fireworks!!
[Idea submitted via email by Michael Csupak]
I encourage you to educate yourselves about pyrotechnics.
The “Festival of Lights” I believe it is called is a large scale pollution, initially the atmosphere, we all breathe the air, then the particles will settle in our waters we drink and the fish lives in and in the soil we grow our food in and so on. The chemicals used in the fireworks are poisonous and some cases are RADIOACTIVE. A very good scientific study was produced by the University of Vienna, sighting much of the specifics.
Concentrations of similar explosives used by the military resulted in high rate of birth defects as it was reported by the media and may be found on the internet. I believe the name of the City is Faluja.
Metro Vancouver is considering the implications of a partial ban and alternatives to fireworks (e.g. light-shows)
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All charcoal BBQs should be banned too. They produce lots of smoke and CO2 and other pollutants. Outdoor fire pits should also be banned, If people want to stay warm, put on a jacket or get inside. Why contribute to more global warming .