When handled improperly, fireworks can be harmful or even fatal.According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 9,000 people are treated for fireworks-related injuries each year. Because of the risks, many states have banned the use of all or some types of fireworks. Your best bet is watching your town's fireworks display.
If you plan to be in a state that does not ban consumer fireworks, the National Council on Fireworks Safety and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend the following to ensure a safe Fourth of July:
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