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Fireworks on the 4th--Patriotic Fun or Toxic Thrills?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection )

Cher Away
- 59 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Almost since the moment Francis Scott Key immortalized the phrase "bombs bursting in air," Americans have enjoyed lighting up the night sky on Independence Day with things that blow up in living color.



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Arielle S. (317)
Friday July 4, 2014, 9:01 am
Wet blanket here wondering what else might be done with all the money spent on fireworks....
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday July 4, 2014, 10:37 am
I'll watch them on TV on PBS's A Capitol Fourth or at official licensed fireworks shows, but other than that I think they're dangerous and a blazing waste of money that I want no part of. Thanks Cher.
 

Sara P. (55)
Friday July 4, 2014, 11:01 am
Fireworks are beautiful but I think about the poor animals that are scared for that so.........No fireworks please!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 4, 2014, 11:24 am
I have actually thought about this...I didn't realize fireworks were THIS bad.
 

Donna G. (38)
Friday July 4, 2014, 12:41 pm
When I lived in Western WA, I used to watch the 4th of Jul-Ivars on KOMO. Now I don't watch the fireworks. I just try to help my dog survive the evening.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday July 4, 2014, 1:24 pm
Toxic Thrills. I hope there comes the day when all fireworks are going to be banned.
 

Rosa Caldwell (297)
Friday July 4, 2014, 6:17 pm
Thanks
 

Oumar R (3)
Friday July 4, 2014, 6:49 pm
A lot of fireworks are sponsored taking away the worry of taxpayer money.
 

rita uljee (5)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 12:38 am
hope it will be banned one day.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 3:08 am
Noted. Thanks Cher.
 

A F. (131)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 11:50 am
thank you
 

KAREN G. (232)
Saturday July 5, 2014, 4:35 pm
noted
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 1:54 pm
They're beautiful but more toxic than not. Thanks
 

Barbara D. (88)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 12:45 pm
The smell is pretty bad. Fortunately, our annual 4th of July firemen's picnic is down on the firehouse grounds ~ far away from houses and pets. I LOVE 'em!!
 
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