‘Metro air quality declines during Yuletide Holidays’

Manila Skyline (Photo by Kristine Wook?Unsplash)

Air quality in Metro Manila is at its worst episodes during the Christmas and New Year revelry because of the firecrackers and fireworks that emit hazardous pollutants that can harm human health.

This was emphasized by experts at a webinar organized by the Ecowaste Coalition as part of its yearly “Iwas Paputoxic” campaign to remind the public against the danger and hazard of exploding firecrackers and lighting fireworks on December 24 and December 31 to celebrate Christmas and the coming of the New Year.

Aileen Lucero, national coordinator of EcoWaste Coalition suggested that instead of wasting money on injurious, noisy, and polluting firecrackers and fireworks, households, commercial establishments and local government units should buy food and other necessities for needy people, stressing “the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment must take precedence over toxic festivities.”

Image credits: Kristine Wook/Unsplash


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