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REDSTONE LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION

Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone
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RLCA

Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

Fireworks

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What goes up must come down! Do we really need all of this in our lakes?

What is in Fireworks...

Toxic Element Fireworks Usage Toxic Effect of Fallout Dust and Fumes
Aluminum brilliant whites Contact dermatitis, bioaccumulation
Antimony sulfide glitter effects Toxic smoke, possible carcinogen
Arsenic compounds Used as colorants. Sadly still out there. Toxic ash can cause lung cancer, skin irritation and wart formation.
Barium Nitrate glittering greens Poisonous. Fumes can irritate respiratory tract. Possible radioactive fallout. 
Copper compounds blues Polychlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans.  Can bioaccumulate. Cancer risk.
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Use was supposed to be banned globally. Persistent environmental toxin. Is a carcinogen, mutagen and a reproductive hazard.
Lead Dioxide / Nitrate / Chloride oxidizer Bioaccumulation, developmental danger for kids & unborn babes, may remain airborne for days, poisonous to plants & animals
Lithium compounds blazing reds Toxic and irritating fumes when burned
Mercury (Mercurous chloride) chlorine donor Toxic heavy metal. Can bioaccumulate.
Nitric oxide fireworks byproduct Toxic by inhalation. Is a free radical
Nitrogen dioxide fireworks byproduct Highly toxic by inhalation. SIDS risk
Ozone fireworks byproduct Greenhouse gas that attacks & irritates lungs
Perchlorate -    
Ammonium & Potassium propellant / oxidizer Can contaminate ground & surface waters, can cause thyroid problems in humans & animals
Potassium Nitrate in black powder Toxic dusts, carcinogenic sulfur-coal compounds
Strontium compounds blazing reds Can replace calcium in body. Strontium chloride is slightly toxic.
Sulfur Dioxide gaseous byproduct of sulfur combustion Acid rain from sulphuric acid affects water sources, vegetation & causes property damage. SIDS risk.
13 November 2016
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Lake levels are fluctuating. On occasion you may find floating hazards, logs etc. Additionally as the lake level lowers, rock hazards may or may not be entirely visible. As always caution is advised.

RLCA strives to make this information helpful and accurate. No representation or warranty of any kind is made regarding the information provided. As such we disclaim all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this information. Source: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

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