FIRECRACKERS & AIR POLLUTION: Lighting up crackers during the Diwali festival has been practiced as a tradition for ages.
The excitement of Firecrackers may endure for several seconds but it omits a toxic excess of pollutants in the atmosphere which is damaging to kids and grown-ups.
Firecrackers release pollutants such as sulfur
dioxide, lead magnesium, and nitrate that cause
various respiratory ailments and can cause severe
As Diwali falls in winter gases released from
firecrackers get trapped in mist, thereby increasing
the effect of pollution.
The condition of air worsens due to large intensity
of PM2.5 atmospheric particulate matters with diameters
less than 2.5 micrometers that can penetrate the respiratory
passage and causes irritation or shortness of breath.
According to India’s center of science and environment air
pollution induced by fireworks on Diwali in India
was linked to a 30 to 40 percent increase in breathing
discomfort in humans.
According to experts, FIRECRACKERS & AIR POLLUTION
the sound from firecrackers with
decibel levels in excess of 90 can cause a nervous breakdown.
We all love Diwali for it is undoubtedly
the biggest festival celebrated in India
every Indian celebrates the festival of
lights irrespective of religion, caste.
Every Diwali we keep debating whether we must burst firecrackers or not?
So how much does the environment get
affected or polluted for that matter
when we burst these firecrackers let’s
have a peek at the various traditional and
regularly used firecrackers full journey.
Perhaps a first firecracker everyone bursts in their
lives for it is considered the easiest
and the safest but is it the least
polluting a single full jury is expected
to worsen the air quality by 100 times
affecting the oxygen levels for 488 times
and increasing the dust particles in the air
by 260 which is equivalent to 74 cigarettes
all this happens within two minutes
which is the average time of a
Chakri or spinning cracker:
We all love the sight of the spinning chakri.
It is a delight to watch the chakra spin
creating the artistic design of fire. Having
said so it also creates some serious damage to
the air a single chakra worsens the air
quality by 91 times affecting the oxygen
levels were 474 times and increase the dust
particles in the air by 237 times
it emits smoke equivalent to 68 burning
cigarettes and the average burning time
of four chucklings is three to five
Pull-pull or string sparkler:
Pull-pull is basically a fancy looping version of the
fuljhadi a single Pull-pull worsens the
air quality by 278 times affecting the oxygen levels
by2116 and increases that thus particles
in the air was seven hundred and twenty
four times the smoke emission is
equivalent to two hundred and eight
burning cigarettes an average burning
time of willful is three minutes.
However fun it is to watch
a snake emerges out of the snake tablet
it is a harmful firecracker there is a
single snake tablet worsens the air
quality by 300 times of effects the oxygen
levels by 966 times and the dust ratio are also
very alarming the smoke emitted from a
a single tablet is equal to four hundred
and sixty-four cigarettes all these four
emitting within three minutes of burn
Anar or flower pot:
Single enough worsens the
air quality was 47 times affecting the
oxygen levels were 345 times and
increases the dust in the air 122 times.
Anar is equivalent to 34 cigarettes
an average on our burns for around 5
Ladies or spring of thousand:
Many of us have seen ladies being burst
and most of us have even indulged in
A single Lurie of thousand
worsens the air quality by three hundred
and seventy-four times affecting the
oxygen levels by 1890 three times and
increases dust by nine hundred and sixty
four times when it comes to smoke it is
equivalent to two hundred and seventy
seven cigarettes on an average a ladi of
thousand burns for around five to six
So if we consider we burst one
quantity of each of these crackers we
would be worsening the air quality by
one thousand one hundred and ninety
times affecting the oxygen levels by
6282 times and increasing the dust
particles in the air by three thousand
seven hundred and forty-five times.
We will also be contributing to the smoke
equivalent to one thousand one hundred
and twenty-five burning cigarettes and
we would do all this in around 20 to 25
minutes but you know how much of a
health hazard you are exposing your
Having said so we belong to
a generation which cannot imagine the
Diwali without firecrackers so the
the debate will definitely take a lot of
time to settle and we can only hope it
settles at the right side with the right
spirit so now you know this little piece
of information do not forget to share
this article with your friends and family
making them aware firecrackers & air pollution.
This article does not glorify or degrade
the use of firecrackers I believe
everyone is mature enough to choose
whether they wish to burst or not the firecrackers.