Are fireworks dangerous?

Are fireworks dangerous?
There is a general belief that fireworks are safe to use but depending on how they are fired, it might pose some health risk.

I can still remember my childhood experience with fireworks which we normally referred to as knockouts, there was one incident where a girls dress got burnt by it as the fireworks was thrown into her dress.

Are fireworks really dangerous?

Agree

kaka135

Yes!

I think fireworks are actually quite dangerous. I read that there are dangerous toxins and harmful chemicals in the fireworks, once it's fired, it'd stay in the air for long time, and these will be really bad for the environment and for our health too. I always read news about some fires caused by fireworks or people get burned or hurt because of fireworks. Many birds died because of fireworks too.
Posted by kaka135 on 12-12-2018
cmoneyspinner

Of Course Fireworks are Dangerous! But They Are A

Let's be frank. Swimming is dangerous. You could drown. But swimming is also fun and good exercise. So why not be as a safe as you can and enjoy the activity.

It's the same thing with fireworks. Of course, it's dangerous. It involves fire and a lot of chemicals. But I have enjoyed fireworks for over 60 years. Because the people who handled the fireworks, handled them safely and not carelessly.

Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-18-2018
overcast

Yes

I have seen fireworks put inside the mouth of dog. Also seen turtles affected with their usage. And a lot of worst things. Like people losing family in the blast etc. So yes the fireworks are dangerous and should be put in with moderation. That's what I have noticed so far.
Posted by overcast on 12-12-2018
ballyhara
Honestly, ignorance can dare so much. Imagine using fireworks on dogs and turtles, unbelievable right? There are people who have lost everything due to fireworks explosion, not just a house or a car, but body parts, or even a loved family member. Fireworks always should be considered as potential danger.
luv2xacosta
Those people who do that are the worst living creature. Why would they do that? For fun?
Wubwub

yes

It's an explosion so to me there's not much else to call it other than dangerous. However, many things are dangerous and all we really have to do to be able to use them is to take the proper precaution and to be realistic and practical about it. I myself prefer to stay away from fireworks and just would rather leave it to the professionals, but for those that want to do it themselves as long as they keep themselves and others in their surroundings safe then that's okay too, but it doesn't mean that fireworks are not dangerous.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-14-2018
Vinsanity

Yes Definitely

Many fireworks related incidents here in our country happen every New Year season. Some lose their arms, fingers and get blind because of faulty fireworks. Without proper education with the use of fireworks and even with familiarity of illegally sold fireworks, fireworks will always be dangerous.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-12-2018
rubeth1726
Yes, I agree with you. But even with proper education on how to use the fireworks safely, still it is dangerous. The pollution it gave after the beautiful lightning and sounds should not be ignored.
MomoStarr16

Saddly yes.

I love fireworks and that is how we celebrate our new year in our country. But people got hurt because of that and that is the reason it was ban in our country.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
Alymae

Very!

Fireworks are beautiful and very dangerous. When not used properly then it will cause harm. I saw places burned down because of fireworks. I even saw people losing a part of their body to fireworks. Fireworks should be used by the professional and not by just anyone who knows how to light a match.
Posted by Alymae on 12-13-2018
rlpzbeermoney

Too much blown hands

There has been to many casualties in handling fireworks for it to be considered as safe. My family used to light fireworks like crazy in New Years but we stopped like any other life respecting people. It has come to the point where every year there's a firework related fire on New Years in my area and hundreds of victims nationwide. It's better to be safe with all my fingers intact for the sake of "celebrating".
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 12-12-2018
NerdIndeed

YES

Of course, they are. I've seen a house got burnt down because of fireworks. Hands and fingers torn into pieces because they failed to light it properly. If that's not a clear sign of danger, I don't know what to say anymore.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-12-2018
jpk0007

Can be Dangerous

Fireworks are generally a part of celebrations all over the World. Fireworks are beautiful to see with all the cascades and colors. However, Fireworks are not only harmful to our Heath but also can be a major cause of spreading Air pollution. Fireworks can be very dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Lots of people get burnt and injured due to improper handling or carelessness while dealing with the Fireworks. Many times Fireworks can result in fires which lead to loss of life and property.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-14-2018
theresajane

Of course

Of course, fireworks are dangerous. In our country, a lot of people lost their fingers, damaged their eyes and others because of fireworks. This is why things like this would be done by people who are experts. In our city, fireworks and other firecrackers are not allowed any time of the year. It's just sad, but I just have to be thankful that we're safe.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
GeorgeDr

They are

They actually are and there have happened many accidents involving fireworks and that is why they should be handled only by personnel that know how to use them in a non reckless manner.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-14-2018
iambeth

fire hazard

There are a lot of fire incidents wherein fireworks were found to be the culprit. It's regulation should be strictly enforced and it should only be handled by adults and those who know how to use a fire extinguisher.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
burgosmichael2407

Respiratory

Fireworks are not as dangerous as the fire crackers and don't have as many casualties as firecrackers have. But it is still dangerous in our health especially in our Respiratory System.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-12-2018
YoloBoy

ABSOLUTELY

Fireworks are really dangerous especially if you are not aware or prepared for certain scenarios. Many kids tend to play with fireworks and their has been a lot of cases where someone gets injured or worse comes to worse loses a body part. One of the most dangerous things is when kids see fireworks that are not exploding and go near it to check. That is the case where some kids get injured due to them interacting with the firework that was not exploded leading to accidents and out of nowhere explosions.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-13-2018
Franzel2oo

It could be

At the risk of sounding sacarsric, I think everything has the potential to be dangerous. Especially if that something has the word fire in its name. We all know fire is a dangerous thing and should not be taken lightly. There is also the speed at which fireworks project before they explode. If something like that was aimed directly at a person, I believe it could end in some dangerous consequences.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 12-12-2018
knnon

Yes

Yes they're dangerous. They also need to be lighted responsibly and in an open area. Even if we really are careful we still can't prevent a few accidents from happening. That's why at least I think we should leave fireworks to the professionals.
Posted by knnon on 12-13-2018
rubeth1726

INDEED!

Fireworks are really beautiful and amazing yet despite of its glamorous show, it is very dangerous to people and environment as well.

It may cause injury, burn or even death. Every year, specially during new year's eve, many people are brought to the hospital due to accident caused by fireworks. Some people loss their hands, feet, or even their lives.

It is also dangerous to the environment because of the pollution it brings. Air and noise pollution are dangerous to our mother earth and can cause negative effect to a lot of people even those who are not using fireworks.

Posted by rubeth1726 on 12-12-2018
pencilneckgeek

Professionals only.

There are people who are highly trained in handling and operating fireworks. Just leave it to them, enjoy the fireworks and be safe. It is dangerous when used by people who are not careful and may cause accidents that could lead to injuries and many times death.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-14-2018
antonToledo

100% YES!!!!!

Yes, firework is definitely dangerous. I a have seen a lot of people who got badly hurt by fireworks and I have to know someone who had died because of it. In some places, firework is even banned and I can understand that. Some people do use fireworks carelessly and it usually does not end well.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-12-2018
Yumyan

Accidents

There have been too many cases of injuries due to fireworks. Like burned and blown off hands and legs. That's especially why it has been banned in my country. Children were most susceptible to these accidents and it really is unfortunate.
Posted by Yumyan on 12-12-2018
alyopsis@mail.com

Not unless you put it where you shouldn’t

Probably yes, if you stand there with one in your hand after you’ve lit the fuse.

But if you are sensible and careful, like most people, what’s the issue.

I remember a famous newspaper headline from a few years ago, some bloke stuck a firework in his butt. It ended messily. The headline said “Cracker up your clacker”. Was brilliant.

Posted by alyopsis@mail.com on 12-15-2018
NikSuks

Fireworks are dangerous!

Although they are "beautiful" sometimes, especially on Christmas and New Year's eve, fireworks are dangerous. They can kill birds, they can pollute the air we all breathe. Fireworks may even explode in your hands. There are so many things that could go wrong. That is why I do think that fireworks are dangerous.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-16-2018
blindwitness90

YES!

Off course! Everything filled with exploding powder is dangerous! Especially during the holiday season. Kids should beware of this, and also people should pay attention because animals tend to be afraid of explosions, and there are many this time of year! PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!
Posted by blindwitness90 on 12-18-2018

Disagree

stbrians

Disagreed

If fireworks were dangerous then they will be banned completely. Fireworks are not dangerous if used properly.

I think the girl whose dress was burnt webt in its way. Food too can be dangerous.

Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
emiaj55

Every thing may pose danger

Even a simple pencil could blind anybody if they are careful. Fireworks, when they undergo proper quality control (which all things should), and handled and fired carefully, then fireworks is safe. But if you are just being careless, then anything can be dangerous for you.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-13-2018
kaushikangara

No

Fireworks are a means of celebration just as other things are. They are not dangerous if handled carefully. Children should not be allowed to use fireworks and they should be stored in a safe place. People talking about chemicals and toxicity should remember that daily industries are releasing tons of toxic gases and chemicals into the atmosphere. Why not just shut them all down?
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-14-2018
davedaot

Disagree

I mean if people are just extra careful about using fireworks and or getting hit by fireworks then it's all good, I mean in my own experience I never was hurt or are in danger when it comes to fireworks, I mean imagine life without fireworks, especially when it's Christmas or New Year, it would be so boring.
Posted by davedaot on 12-13-2018

Comments

amelia88
It really depends on the person operating them. They can be exceptionally safe or exceptionally dangerous depending on the individual in question who is setting them up.
Posted by amelia88 on 12-12-2018
ballyhara
Honestly, they are always containing a potential danger. There are professionals that have experienced deadly accidents due to their confidence. So, obviously if the person who handles them is experienced, the risk decrease a lot, but that doesn't guarantee that person will be free of danger at all.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
Martin
Hahahahaha, true my friend there are numerous professionals that have died in the line f their job and for every one of them there is about a million more or so according to the industry who have survived and gone about their work tasks just as a routine thing.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
theresajane
Very true. Haha. There's still a risk in your safety. That's why even if you're the most experienced one, you still need to be extra careful.
Posted by theresajane on 12-14-2018
Martin
I also agree that when they are handled well obviously they will get done with their intended purpose without any major accidents. Such can only occur if mistakes are made in the setting up and lighting.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
Frank
Well, in as much as it needs some skillful hands to operate it correctly it poses a threat to a large extent. The loud noise a lone can scare anyone. I know we all want to the fun but it most times comes with threats of danger.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
MomoStarr16
Yeah. If people could only be responsible of this fireworks then we will be free enjoying the beauty that the fireworks can give us in every occasions we use it.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
overcast
People don't realize that how much things affect others. They have logic like guns don't kill people, people kill people. But the reality is there is always gray area where malfunction of other things can lead to catastrophic issues.
Posted by overcast on 12-12-2018
iambeth
Accidents can happen even to the most cautious thus it is better to always be prepared. Have a fire extinguisher ready always especially this coming new year.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
Frank
That's just the Truth even the most skilful hands can still get burnt. Anything can happen at any time the best bet is always to run to safety anything fireworks is on going.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
Martin
Malfunctions are always bound to occur especially with machines and any other staff that has complexity in operations and the more the complexity then the more the risk. This should not however eliminate the need to celebrate with the fireworks.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
NerdIndeed
I guess it depends on what kind of fireworks we are talking about. There are some that are lighted using some sort of control or something, usually the ones used during fireworks competitions. Nevertheless, generally, it's still dangerous if misused.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-12-2018
ballyhara
Totally. They all contain explosive chemicals, and that's risky even when handled for adults or trained people. I've seen so many kids and teens completely burned due to distraction, or just because they were lacking experience on it. Also, they were all with no supervision, and that leads to disaster.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
iambeth
It so sad to see kids losing their fingers and being burned because of fireworks. Selling of any kind of explosive, even the most simple fireworks, should be strictly regulated. And there should always be adults to supervise kids playing with fire crackers.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
Martin
Oooh that is so unfortunate. However we must learn to look at some things as just the plain accidents they are and know how to do things professionally while also being optimistic.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
Frank
This is it. One just have to take precautions when this explosive is ongoing. Don't believe any trained hands. If one is in danger that trained might be the first person to run for safety. So it always good to be a good distance away from where the fireworks is happening.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
luv2xacosta
It could be dangerous. It is dangerous to animals especially to wild animals, it may affect them due to extreme sounds the hear and can cause them trauma. it is also catastrophic to human especially to young ones if they use with out the advise of the adults.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-12-2018
ivandelrey
Yes they're dangerous even if you're just watching them in the sky or watching someone do them. However, you're much more in danger if you do fireworks yourself. Fireworks can damage your hearing and the smoke from all of the fireworks can be harmful for your lungs so be careful even if you're just watching them. Wear masks and/or earplugs.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-12-2018
iambeth
Those with respiratory conditions should stay clear of fireworks and should always carry with them their emergency medications. It is better to be prepared than to be sorry.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
Martin
This one is always a crucial must. There are so many things that they can become exposed to giving them more problems and their system is already weak hence the stakes are higher for them.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
nekonieden
Yes of course it's dangerous as it has chemicals and it can hit and burn houses as well as humans. Firework is good when its new year but many people got hurt if it is fired wrongly and there are a lot of buildings and houses suffer from burning .
Posted by nekonieden on 12-12-2018
theresajane
It is! Even the experts in this field find it very dangerous. How much more for people who just want to have fun? You should take extra care as a lot of people have lost their fingers because of the improper use of fireworks and firecrackers.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
mitan143
Yes, it definitely is. It contains hazardous chemicals which are dangerous to our ozone layer. I'm not actually fond of fireworks even when I was a child. I haven't tried lighting just a small firecracker. But I appreciate the beauty it creates in the sky, all I want is I wish people will minimize to use fireworks especially during seasonal events like New Year.
Posted by mitan143 on 12-13-2018
davedaot
Fireworks are wonderful. It's amazing that someone invented something like fireworks because It's really wonderful to watch or look or stare at, I can't imagine big celebrations where there's no Fireworks, It adds more energy to the celebration and it sure does make everyone more happy and amazed, I just can't imagine Christmas or New Years without Fireworks.
Posted by davedaot on 12-13-2018
Em14
Yes, it is dangerous because of the content of it that cause the fireworks to explode. It also has poisonous chemicals that very dangerous to children. Fireworks have its own beauty that makes us amaze when making it fire but we have to be extra careful when using it. It can burn houses and injured people.
Posted by Em14 on 12-13-2018
theresajane
In our country, there were houses and hands or fingers lost during new year celebrations, and that's because of fireworks and firecrackers. We really should be extra careful with these.
Posted by theresajane on 12-13-2018
mhingnhormz
Are fireworks dangerous: For me fireworks are dangerous if was not properly installed or mis used by someone. It should be done by someone who kas a experience in lighting a firewoks and the adult ones, aside from it it was truelly made of some chemicals that was dangerous to everyone if directly contact to him/her, not only to people but also to the animals that take more of the chemical, like by inhaling the smoke it produce.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-13-2018
iambeth
It truly is dangerous. There is always the possibility of fire during the New Years because of fireworks. Those fireworks which are intended to go up and explode while up there in the sky are so scary. I had seen one that fell on a neighbor's rooftop where it blew up. Good thing they were quick to put the fire out.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
theresajane
Fireworks are also dangerous even when they are just in the store. You need to take precautionary measures so no one would drop their cigars nearby or else, expect a BIG happening.
Posted by theresajane on 12-13-2018
ajahcuizon
It is dangerous when it is used by an irresponsible person. In our country, a lot of accidents happen because of fireworks and a law was passed that forbids us to iuse fireworks in any public place. It can cause amputations or even death when fireworks are mishandled. So better handle and use it with care to avoid accidents.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-13-2018
Frank
I like the explosive noise from fireworks but I enjoy it from a distance. This can be very dangerous if not really managed. Fireworks was banned in my location last year because of the danger . I hope we can at least enjoy a day of it this year without anything going wrong.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
MomoStarr16
Of course it is. Even if you take so much precautions there are chances that you may be hurt by that. Sad not to have those things on New Year but I guess it is okay to be safe than sorry later.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
pencilneckgeek
You need proper equipment and proper training and even proper storage when handling fireworks. It is dangerous as it can easily cause fire. I leave it to the professionals and just admire from afar. I also encourage my family to do the same. There have been many cases where limbs and lives are lost because of improper use of fireworks.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-14-2018
gutzman
Anything could be dangerous when used improperly. Accidents can be avoided though if we are cautious in everything we do. If not, the government should regulate the usage of such fireworks in order to prevent accidents from happening which is already implemented in our country. I hope every country would do so.
Posted by gutzman on 12-14-2018
burgosmichael2407
As far as I know, we are talking about fireworks and not firecrackers. Firecrackers are different from fireworks. Firecrackers are responsible for numerous death and injuries during Christmas and New Year Celebration. However, there were only few isolated injuries caused by fireworks.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-14-2018
Kakashi2020
Yes it poses a lot of dangers specially aerial fireworks which if lighted over a populated area may cause fallout debris that can cause burns and injuries to people below. Also old style unlicensed firecrackers which has a powerful explotion enough to kill or seriously injure a person.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-14-2018
Denis_P
If they’re handled inappropriately, fireworks can most definitely be dangerous. For example, in the United States, it’s pretty common to buy loads of fireworks for July 4th and fire them off as a form of celebration. That being said, celebration often turns to tragedy as people handle them in unsafe environments which can result in bodily harm and property damage. There is a reason why fireworks shows are pretty much always done by waterfronts, because they obviously have the potential to set an area entirely ablaze. Afterall, fireworks are just basically controlled explosives to begin with.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-14-2018
jessie271
As much as fireworks are beautiful and enjoyable to watch, they are dangerous and not good to the environment. In my country, especially during New Year, we are fond of lighting fireworks and yes, many accidents happen. Actually, two of my brothers had accidents with fireworks.
Posted by jessie271 on 12-18-2018