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Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public

Submitted by Patrick Mays on Thursday 27th August 2020

Published on Friday 2nd October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 2nd April 2021

Current Signatures: 5,774
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Fireworks ~ Government ~ Health and Safety ~ PTSD ~ The Government ~ Time

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Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public

Petition Details

The Government should review the decibel limit on over the counter fireworks, and reduce this to a lower limit that will preserve the health and safety of the public by reducing possible noise-induced hearing damage as well as giving respite to pets and those suffering from PTSD.

Additional Information

The current limit is 120 dB, but noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing, and loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears. The Government should determine a sensible, lower decibel limit for fireworks that can be sold over the counter to the public.


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