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Data Stories: Fireworks Injuries and Hazards

In the U.S., it’s time for the annual spike in fireworks-related injuries. Learn more in these three data visualizations.

 

Injuries and Injury Rate

Overflow Data

This Tableau chart from Overflow Data shows how many people are injured by fireworks in the U.S. each year and how many fireworks are consumed overall. Although the number of injuries has stayed within a certain range, the amount of fireworks used has risen, so the overall rate of injury has dropped sharply since the 70s. 

 

Who, How, and When Are People Hurt by Fireworks?

STAT

This article from STAT, a health and science media company, features a series of charts exploring fireworks injuries from various perspectives.

 

Fire in the Sky

Air pollution

The use of fireworks on July 4 causes a measurable increase in air pollution in the U.S., as shown in these charts.

 

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