Colours of Hazard

Colours of Hazard

Chemicals compounds used as colourants in fireworks, and their impact on health.

Blazing RedsLithium CompoundsToxic, irritating fumes when burnt
Glittering GreensBarium NitrateCan irritate respiratory tract, have possible radioactive fallout
Brilliant WhitesAluminiumContact dermatitis, bio-accumulation
BluesCopper CompoundsCancer risk, bio-accumulation
Glitters EffectsAntimony sulphideToxic smoke, possible carcinogen

 

OTHER COMPOUNDS
Sulphur DioxideAcid rain
Potassium NitrateCarcinogenic, toxic dust
Ammonium / Potassium PerchlorateContaminate ground water, may cause thyroid problems
Lead Dioxide / Nitrate / ChlorideDevelopment danger for unborn children, poisonous
MercuryToxic heavy metal, bio-accumulation
Nitric OxideToxic, if inhaled
Nitrogen DioxideHighly toxic, if inhaled
OzoneGreenhouse Gas
Strontium CompoundsCan replace calcium in body, toxic

 

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