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Colours of Hazard

Colours of Hazard

Chemicals compounds used as colourants in fireworks, and their impact on health. Blazing Reds Lithium Compounds Toxic, irritating fumes when burnt Glittering Greens Barium Nitrate Can irritate respiratory tract, have possible radioactive fallout Brilliant Whites Aluminium Contact dermatitis, bio-accumulation Blues Copper Compounds Cancer risk, bio-accumulation Glitters Effects Antimony sulphide Toxic smoke, possible carcinogen   OTHER COMPOUNDS Sulphur Dioxide Acid rain Potassium Nitrate Carcinogenic, toxic dust Ammonium / Potassium Perchlorate Contaminate ground water, may cause thyroid problems Lead Dioxide / Nitrate…

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