Should Lakefront Communities Test The Water For Fireworks Toxin?
Seems that fireworks can discharge toxins into bodies of water over which the colorful displays are fired, a recent study has found.
(Note: The link above has been updated and corrected.)
The toxin is perchlorate. One source put the need for more scientific consideration this way:
"The study "helps to emphasize the fact that perchlorate exposure is not always from a well-documented contamination issue," says Andrew Jackson, an environmental engineer and perchlorate expert at Texas Tech University."
Probably wouldn't be a bad idea for communities like Milwaukee that draw drinking water from Lake Michigan, which absorbs major fireworks residue throughout summer, to check it out.
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