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National Health and Safety Advocates Warn Against Consumer Fireworks

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and its Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks hosted a press conference on July 1, 2009, with the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's office to warn against the use of consumer fireworks. The event featured Jonathan Jackson, a victim of a childhood fireworks injury that left him blind in one eye."The instant that bottle rocket exploded in my face, my life changed forever, and I am still discovering what that means as I encounter and overcome challenges each day," said Jonathan Jackson, U.S. Olympic hopeful and victim of a childhood fireworks injury. "When you use consumer fireworks, you put yourself and others at risk; it's not worth it." Jacks...

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