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A burning, charred scent persists from the number of starry skyrockets that have been released into the darkness over the past several days. As major celebrations are planned for Bonfire Night and Diwali ending at an end, everyone is likely to have heard the familiar pops and booms of distant fireworks explosions. Last night only I logged a total of 72 bangs alone in my local district.

So, what’s the excitement about fireworks? What’s the significance about them?

Fireworks are explosive devices which contain combustible substances such as gunpowder. Once heated, they can produce spectacular effects through the explosions.

But lurking behind these pretty patterns, are some major and hazardous adverse effects. Particulates released by fireworks can get into the soil, water and air and can disrupt the natural environment (causing problems such as worldwide dimming and acid rain). Including this fireworks, they have also caused many severe accidents like horrific burns, and even death over the years. In Kingston hospital, the A&E staff advise residents to be mindful when handling fireworks because it could cause cuts and burns’

“Fireworks are beautiful to watch but they are noisy and distracting’ a resident of Kingston upon Thames, Anitha Sanjeevappa said while her neighbors proceeded to blast some fireworks into the sky. The fireworks are known to create lots of noise pollution, and could affect your hearing due to the huge amounts of sound created.

But, fireworks are essential to celebrate both religious and patriotic celebrations. Diwali the festival of “lights,” is known for its legend in the tale of Rama and Sita who returned back home to be greeted by a crowd celebrating with light. So what better way is there to celebrate Diwali than by lighting up fireworks that use light to create many spectacular effects?

This is not the only reason that people are celebrating Bonfire night to fulfill the sole intention of lighting fireworks due to its connection to the famous gunpowder conspiracy that took place in 1605 as Guy Fawkes tried to kill King James one of the first people to use the chemical. Fireworks, being made of gunpowder and delivering stunning entertainment to its viewers, is probably the best method to remember the day.

In the final analysis, it appears that there are more drawbacks of using fireworks than positives. However, the problems that are caused by fireworks can be significantly reduced if people chose not to handle fireworks at home and instead went to professional firework displays where they would receive the same amount of enjoyment and entertainment (maybe possibly even) anyway. Including this, this could lower the quantity of fireworks used and can be linked to reducing chance of developing global health issues as well as reducing the amount of work for doctors as less people will end up injured by the explosions.

Using the wrong category of fireworks to fill the space within your garden can be dangerous.

In the current cost of living issue, we are all trying to cut our expenses. Many sellers of inexpensive fireworks don’t make it easy to determine what kind of fireworks you’re purchasing. Marketplaces online don’t need to verify the security of the items they offer.

This guide will ensure that you purchase fireworks in a safe manner for this Diwali along with Bonfire Night.

Select where to purchase

Be sure to look for an organization that is a member from you can find a member of the British Fireworks Association (BFA). The fireworks they offer have been tested, which means you can be sure they are in line with the most recent UK safety standards.
If you are able make it, shop at reputable shops and avoid pop-up shops.
When purchasing online, look for businesses that offer helpful guidance on what type of fireworks to purchase for your garden. If the seller’s website doesn’t provide the categories of fireworks, look for one that lists them.
Be cautious when purchasing from online marketplaces. Remember, online marketplaces do not have any responsibility for the safety of the items they sell.
Do not buy fireworks by posting in your social media.

Be aware of your categories

Fireworks can be classified into four different categories:

Category 1 is indoor fireworks.
Category 2 fireworks are best suited to the average-sized backyards of families.
Category 3 fireworks need a minimum safety distance of at least 25 metres and is much larger than the average family back garden! While non-professionals can buy them but they are really designed for large display.
Category 4 is for professional use only.

Don’t get caught out by a scammer trying to sell fireworks that are way too large for your yard!

Other tips to purchase secure

Do you realize that all fireworks need to be tested against safety standards to ensure certain that they’re not hazardous? Don’t assume that, just because someone can offer you something, they must be safe!
Only purchase fireworks marked with safety standards (BS-EN 15947-2015).