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4th of July fireworks linked to spike in pollution

Heavy particulate concentration across the area Sunday causing problems for people with asthma and allergies If you are annoyed by the noise fireworks have been making this year there’s another thing that should spark your ire about them. According to a new study by NOAA, fireworks are causing an alarming spike in pollution. Although this is temporary, it is certainly worth noting and is something we are doing to damage the environment we live in. This graph shows the rise in fine particulates from 8 p.m. on July 4 in red as…