The latest cause to object to America's founding: it's unhealthy.
Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air
The thousands of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists.
Both long- and short-term exposures to fine particles are linked to a range of health effects — from coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, to asthma attacks, heart attack and stroke, to even premature death in people with heart or lung disease, according to the study.
Fuck "Atmospheric Environment". Fireworks are an all-American tradition. Everybody likes them; there's nobody that doesn't like fireworks, except for veterans. Though, the veteran thing can be understood; They spent 4 years or more being wary of bright lights and loud bangs and shell shock is one hell of a thing to suffer with.
And if there's one city that bans fireworks on environmental concern that city shouldn't be considered American.
Red SquareThere seems to be a campaign against fireworks with a strong online presence. Googling images with "toxic fireworks" brings a lot of results like this:
So it's not the cost in human life that should compel us to avoid war, but the damage to the Earth's ecology that should concern us?