It is true to say that here in Illinois fireworks is a big part of celebrations, more particularly Independence Day because there is nothing symbolizes the nations Independence Day like fireworks. But nowadays, some fireworks are prohibited in Illinois and the only allowed fireworks are the fireworks that were classified as Class C or what is called Consumer fireworks. Examples of Class C fireworks are cone fountains, cylindrical fountains, roman candles, sky rockets, firecrackers, mines and shells, helicopter-type rockets, certain sparklers and revolving wheels.
Every state in the US has regulating laws regarding the sale and use fireworks. Some states are totally prohibiting all the private use of fireworks. On the other hand, in Illinois, in order for you to buy and light up fireworks, you have to first secure the permit just like if you have car, you must have a drivers license. Many citizens reacted on this. They have different reactions. Some are asking why they need to get a permit just to light a sky rocket, for example. The reason for these laws is for the security of the peoples health.
But statistics show that one may be killed 94. 11% in ice skating than to be injured using fireworks. Injuries that happen by using fireworks can be avoided if we follow simple safety precautions according to the people who want fireworks to be legalized. But what they miss out is that fireworks is not just about accidents it may bring but also it can cause health problems such as chronic bronchitis, common cold, allergic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), emphysema, rhinitis, pneumonia and laryngitis.
Now, that we are informed that fireworks can bring sickness to us, I assume that every one of you knows why Illinois and other states prohibit the use and sell of fireworks. Citizens of Illinois are lucky enough, compared to those in Iowa because the only permitted fireworks there are fire or wood stick sparklers, to enjoy using consumer fireworks by securing the permit first because people would not probably want to take risk of getting caught by the fire chiefs.
So, lets us not just think about the amazing sight fireworks can bring but also we should take into consideration that fireworks are harmful to our health. Thus, obeying laws imposed upon to the state by our government should be practice because government cares for us citizens.
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