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Forecast this 4th of July: Fireworks with a chance of lead exposure

Posted On: 3 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Grist

The coronavirus may have canceled many of this weekend's organized Fourth of July fireworks displays, but that doesn't mean people aren't celebrating at home. Roadside fireworks stands are seeing an explosion of business, and firework complaints are cropping up across the country. In Boston, police calls regarding illegal fireworks were 23 times higher this year compared to last year - and that was in May. In New York in the first few weeks of June, such calls were up 236 times over the same period last year.
Bill Weimer, vice president of the retailer Phantom Fireworks, says he's been “knocked over” by this season's booming fireworks sales. “The demand and the business we've seen so far has been the strongest early fireworks season I've seen in my years of involvement in the fireworks business,” he told CNN .
The immediate dangers from exploding fireworks - injury and fires - are high on many public officials' minds. But as the Fourth draws near and Independence Day partygoers snatch up the nation's supply...

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