Safety measures to follow during Diwali

Festival FeverBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamOct 26, 2016

Diwali is a festival of lights and joy. People wait all year long for Diwali. Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of banishment. People clean and then decorate their houses with lights; people pay a visit to their relatives with presents and sweets, you can spot people buying dry fruits and then comes crackers. Yes, although crackers only cause pollution and noise but still Diwali does not feel like Diwali without phuljhari and fountain firecrackers, which do not make noises but yes, they do create pollution.

Now, since Diwali calls for a grand celebration with firecrackers, pollution, noise and risk of injuries make it important to observe certain safety measures to follow during Diwali. We light lamps and firecrackers that create noise and pollution and the kids are the ones at risk. So, this is why we need to take care of the kids and keep them safe. To keep your kids safe, do not let them light the firecrackers on their own. Another way to keep your kids safe, make them wear clothes made of cotton and avoid synthetic clothes because synthetic clothes can catch fire and can even cause major burns, so to avoid that be with your kids all the time and make them wear cotton clothes. Also don’t let your kids stand too close to firecrackers, to avoid deafness as noise from firecrackers can damage the eardrums temporarily or permanently. For pollution, there is only one advice, do not light any firecrackers this Diwali, instead celebrate a safe and eco-friendly Diwali.