Look at How Much the 4th July Fireworks Negatively Affect Air Quality Across the Country

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Top image is air quality after 4th July celebrations. Green is good. Credit: NOAA

4th July is always great American fun. Family, maybe skiing, beer and food, then fireworks. But with all those hundreds of thousands of pyrotechnics launching into the sky across the country, exploding their chemical noxiousness into the atmosphere, have you ever thought what effect that is having on the environment around us?

Take a look at how poor our nations #AirQuality is tonight because of July 4th fireworks! Red/Yellow Dots indicate Moderate or Unhealthy levels. The second image shows Yesterdays Air Quality – what a difference!

Check out the image above, from the NOAA. The top image is air quality across the country following 4th July celebrations, compared to the 24-hours previous. What a difference! Green is good, red and yellow not so much…


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