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
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public
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.
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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