WHAT IS DIWALI ALL ABOUT ?
- What is the impact and behavior of this festival on our environment?
- how it disturbes and promotes environment ?
HOW ARE WE CELEBRATING DIWALI ?
By tradition homes are lit with clay, lamps, candles, fairy lights, we distribute sweets etc.
In modern days we have added another thing in this list and it is bursting of crackers.
HOW MUCH HARMFUL ARE THESE CRACKERS ?
Over the years we are bursting more and more crackers which causes severe damage to our health and on our environment.
During Diwali, bursting of crackers have reached to : –
- High Noise levels and
- Air pollution.
These crackers emits harmful toxic chemicals which are injurious to : –
- Health and
They also increase the level of Air pollution every year.
WHAT ARE THE CHEMICALS USED IN CRACKERS ?
Some of the harmful chemicals used in these crackers are : –
- Sulphur Nitrate
- Sulphur Dioxide
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Nitrate and Nitrite etc.
These chemicals are injurious to health especially for respiratory organs.
# PLEASE REMEMBER
Yes this is true that the diwali night is very harmful and disturbing for Asthma patients.
- Sulphur Dioxide : – It Causes wheezing and shortness of breath.
- Magnesium : – Can cause fever.
- Cadmium : – Cadmium causes anemia and damage to kidney and it also affects the nervous system.
- Copper : –Copper irritates our respiratory track.
- Lead : – Affects the nervous system.
- Nitrate : – This will cause mental impairment.
- Nitrite : – Can cause skin problems, skin irritation and eye irritation in childrens.
Since the last few years on the Diwali night and few more days after that : –
People usually wear a mask to protect themselves from the harmful gases and particles which enters our body through our nose and mouth.
Main factor for the degradation of our environment is the human activities.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF BURSTING OF CRACKERS ON ENVIRONMENT ?
The effects of bursting of crackers are as follows : –
- Air Pollution.
- Global Warming
- Climate change
- Impure air quality
- Various health issues like the respiratory organs, eye irritation etc.
- Increase of Carbon content in the atmosphere.
- Noise Pollution
So the question is :
” WHY SHOULD WE STOP BURNING CRACKERS ? “
We all know the harmful impacts of bursting of crackers but still we burn them for our fun and pleasure.
I only want to say that enjoy Diwali in a safe manner so that we can protect us and our environment.
Especially keep childrens away from crackers and take precautions .
It is better not to purchase them.
HOW WE SHOULD CELEBRATE DIWALI ?
Diwali is just around the corner and celebrations across the country have already started.
It is one of the biggest festivals of India ( also one of my favorite festivals ) and brings unlimited joy and happiness in our livelihood.
Homes are lit with clay, lamps, candles, fairy lights, we distribute sweets etc.
This also leads to Eco-friendly Diwali.
HOW CAN WE CELEBRATE ECO-FRIENDLY DIWALI ?
We can celebrate a Eco-friendly Diwali by : –
- Try to avoid crackers : – It is not easy to avoid bursting of crackers but if we give up to it then we can save our environment and increase our life duration and we can lead a healthy life.
- Using Eco-friendly crackers will also reduce noise and Air pollution.
- Use Traditional Lightning : – Go for the good old oil diyas that are cost-effective and bio-degradable.
- Try to minimize the use of electricity.
- Give Eco-friendly gifts : – Instead of gifting frames, clocks or any other accessories it is better to gift your friends and family members some Eco-friendly items like plants, jute product, khadi clothing etc.
- Avoid shiny plastic wrappers instead use simple paper wraps and avoid the use of plastic.
Eco-friendly diwali is possible !
- Eco-friendly rangolis : – Rangolis were traditionally a way to feed the birds and little animals during the festive days.
- Avoid Excess sugar, eat healthy : – Opting healthy food and beverages will help you to lead a healthy life and will reduce the wastage of sweets in the shops.
- Do not use plastics as they are non-biodegradable.
- Stay away from flammable items.
- For example : – Keep the candles or diyas away from clothes, papers etc.
” SAY NO TO CRACKERS “
Happy Diwali to all !!