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Abstract Fireworks play a very major role on our environment and culture Many cultures use fireworks to celebrate various holidays however the chemicals used in fireworks and pyrotechnics can have negative effects on our environment This paper will give a brief history and evolution of firework and discusses the various pros and cons on many aspects of the field of pyrotechnics This paper will also discuss the wide variety of chemicals used in pyrotechnics Introduction Have you ever watched fireworks and wondered what made the colors what made them crackle and fly You will soon find out Fireworks originated in the 6th century China The Chinese perfected the art of making rockets and explosives with primitive gunpowder The Mongols were believed to have introduced gunpowder to Europe in 1241 AD Encarta fireworks Europe progressed faster than China in the development of fireworks These fireworks were made by experienced military workers called fire makers These fire makers also made gunpowder and lead shot for cannons By the mid 17th century fireworks were widely used for entertainment at resorts and public gardens in Europe In the mid 19th century the usage of fireworks spread to the United States of America AE Video Although fireworks are harmful to the environment and people they are a large part of our culture and heritage Fireworks contain various substances that can be harmful to our environment These substances include arsenic lead and other chemicals that can cause damage to environments and ecosystems Fireworks are also very highly super ridiculously dangerous and can cause great bodily harm Fireworks are a very important part of our culture and have been for centuries Fireworks have been a significant part of many cultures for a very long time In India many holidays are celebrated with fireworks AE Video The American culture uses fireworks to celebrate the independence of their country and for the
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