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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Say No To “Made In China” Crackers This Festive Season

Say No To “Made In China” Crackers This Festive Season

Say no to Chinese products

“Make in India” was the slogan we all shouted together. But, when it comes to buying things, we go for Chinese products.
Whether it is decoration lights, machinery, metal, electronic gadgets, garments, crackers, clothes; most of the products we use are made in India. Unfortunately, it is a fact that “Made in China” label is seen in every product nowadays. People like you and me using china products, are not only making our domestic market demolish but also culture and ancestry is crushed. Inescapably, China products have crushed our festivals as well. Holi seems incomplete without Chinese Gulaal, Makar Sankranti seems incomplete without Chinese Manja, Diwali seems incomplete without China Crackers. There are dangerous Chinese firecrackers that have become a huge problem at so many levels.

With so many festivals around the corner, dealers and brokers are stocking up on the Chinese crackers. Chinese Firecrackers from farther astray are now being imported from China. No clear figure is found yet, but some reports say Chinese fireworks worth Rs 1,500 crore are India into India each year from China.

Saving Money May Harm You

There are obvious reasons why people continue to import Chinese crackers illegally into India. Chinese firecrackers use a cheap but dangerous alternative to potassium nitrate which is typically used for making crackers. Chinese labour who are cheap and unregulated and the use of unproven materials makes the Chinese firecrackers cheap, but they are false and have proved to be very dangerous. Chemical used in Chinese fireworks called potassium chlorate, a highly friction sensitive used in making these firecrackers that cause to explode easily even when dropped.

Imported Chinese firecrackers often have higher rate of sulphur and potassium chlorate, through which the level of pollution are also higher. The high level of sulphur produces toxic oxides of sulphur, which cause irritation of eye and also irritates the skin. Handling potassium chlorate causes respiratory distress and breathing trouble. Prolonged exposure can lead to bronchitis, and affect the kidneys and the nervous system.
These dangerous and cheap Chinese firecrackers are flooding the domestic market ignorant buyers prefer to buy Chinese products instead of Made in India variety of crackers.

Effects Of Chinese Crackers On Environment And Body

The country China is a big manufacturing market and there are several huge producers that make Chinese fireworks. What comes to India has to do with the cost. Since the crackers containing potassium chlorate are cheap, they are imported here. There needs to be a clear policy for importing fireworks so that it can be regulated. The sparkles from fireworks last a few seconds but the air pollution can stay in our environment for hours. Chinese firecrackers smoke is rich in tiny metal particles making it very different to normal air pollution of environment. These particles are used to make firework colors in much the same way as scientists of Victorian identified chemicals by burning them in a Bunsen flame; bright green or white from barium compounds, blue from copper and red from strontium or lithium.

How we can avoid it?

The best thing would be to avoid Chinese firecrackers altogether but for reasons of tradition; festivity and giving it to the demands of children many of us continue to burst Diwali crackers. So buy fewer crackers this festive season, buy the non-noisy crackers that don’t pollute as much. Don’t compromise on life by buying Chinese firecrackers this festive season. Be a cunning consumer:  look for the manufacturer’s name and address and other information on the box. If the Firecrackers seem cheaper than others of its type, be cautious. If one who reads this, who likes it, shares it and helps to support it then it is guaranteed that our future will be secure.

If It Says “Made In China”, Avoid And Make Your Festive Season Joyful.

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