Fourth of July, Independence Day in the United States, is right around the corner, which means grilling and fireworks for many people across the country. Fireworks, in particular, have become a staple of the holiday with nearly 14,000 displays for that holiday alone
Revenue from consumer fireworks has exploded, increasing by 232 percent over the past two decades. Over that same time, revenue from display fireworks has increased by 155 percent as well. While a fun time for many and a growing consumer industry, over 15,000 people visited the hospital
due to fireworks in July alone between 2006 and 2010, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Surgical Research.