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Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air

Filed in National Health News, Newsroom 7/1/15 at 4:32 pm     1368     USA Today

The thousands of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists.

The exploding fireworks unleash tiny particles — about 1/30th the diameter of a typical human hair — that can affect health because they travel deep into a person’s respiratory tract, entering the lungs.

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