The Harmful Effects of Fireworks Extends Beyond Your Furry Friends

🤦‍♀️  Is your dog terrified by the sound of fireworks? They are not alone!

Firstly, small mammals, squirrels, and birds can all experience panic, confusion, fear, and anxiety from these explosions.

Secondly, fireworks have been found to cause nesting birds to abandon their nests.  These flightless chicks can be permanently separated from their parents during this confusion resulting in a loss of life.

These are important considerations to make during the upcoming summer season.

 

Celebrate special occasions in ways that are least harmful to the environment and all who inhabit it!

 

What goes up must come down!

Thirdly, Perchlorates are oxidizers that work with fuel to help launch fireworks into the sky. They are potent thyroid disruptors that can contaminate the groundwater surrounding firework launch sites. 

The debris from these spectacles contaminate  the environment causing harm to local wildlife. The harmful effects of fireworks extend beyond the fleeting moment of celebratory chaos.

Fourthly, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  found that fine particulate matters reach their highest level on the night of July 4th, which is American Independence Day. On July 4, particulate pollution is 42% greater than the days before and after the national holiday.

 

Consequently, we must do our part to support local biodiversity and protect the habitats of local creatures!

Consider these eco-friendly alternatives:

 

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❓ How will you keep your celebrations eco-friendly this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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