Our prettiest pollutant: Just how bad are fireworks for the environment?

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Dr Gary Fuller, Environmental Research Group, has written an article about the dangers of fireworks for the environment.Firework smoke is rich in tiny metal particles. These metals make firework colours, in much the same way as Victorian scientists identified chemicals by burning them in a Bunsen flame; blue from copper, red from strontium or lithium, and bright green or white from barium compounds, he said.
Period31 Dec 2015
Held atThe Conversation, United Kingdom