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Facts about pollution caused by firecrackers during Diwali

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 10: BHOPAL, INDIA - NOVEMBER 11: People celebrate as they burst crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of Lights, on November 11, 2015 in Bhopal, India. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. Pollution level during Diwali night was higher than average due to bursting of firecrackers. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

According to World of Chemicals, firecrackers release pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, lead, magnesium and nitrate that cause various respiratory ailments.

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