The levels of suspended particles in the atmosphere increases drastically just after the Indian festival of Diwali. The reason? Firecrackers. Magnesium, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons- crackers have them all. layers of smog can be seen over cities from a distance as people shamelessly continue this illogical practice. While a lot of initiatives have been undertaken to reduce the use of crackers, a lot remains to be done in this respect.
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