Fireworks are already exploding in neighborhoods throughout Utah. KUER’s Judy Fahys reports report on the potentially unhealthy side affects of this pastime.
Many enjoy the colorful spectacle of a fireworks display. But the pollution caused by fireworks makes others sick.
Just like the stuff that causes Utah’s winter smog, the smoke from fireworks is particle pollution.
“Any kind of pollution makes me cough,” says Richard Keene, a Salt Lake City resident whose lung problems are aggravated by fireworks smoke.