The crackers emit the worst kind of gases and increase air pollution by 30 per cent. The toxic air is not only dangerous for those suffering from pulmonary diseases, but it also causes breathing problems in others.
40 per cent of those who suffer injuries during Diwali are children below the age of 14, and it is mostly boys in the age group of 10 to 14.
To help drive the message – Say no to crackers, here are some of my canine friends lending their voice of support:
What good are crackers if they hurt your best friend? This Diwali pledge to go #NoiseFree ~Image courtesy Krutika
From headphones to cotton cloths, any measure that would help to have a Noise pollution free Diwali. ~Image courtesy Tanuja
The rise in air pollutants during Diwali leads to a spike in respiratory diseases whilst the noise causes annoyance to the old and animals alike. This Diwali, let’s make it a happy celebration, encompassing all! ~Image courtesy Surbhi
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali!