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Fireworks-Free Fourth of July Festivities

Every year more than 285 million pounds of fireworks are bought on the Fourth of July. While fireworks have become a Fourth of July tradition, for some, they may not make for the ideal night. Certain health conditions can be aggravated by fireworks’ sounds, sights or smoke. The sound of fireworks for some may trigger mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress…