New Delhi: The use of fire crackers during the festive season of Dussehra and Diwali pose health hazards for people suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other breathing disorders. Crackers like "phuljari" and "anar" include highly toxic heavy metals like copper, cadmium, lead, manganese, zinc, sodium and potassium.
According to the World Health Organization, India has an estimated 15-20 million asthma patients. IANS
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