Shockwave and burning powder: Double damage that can change your life

Shockwave and burning powder: Double damage that can change your life

Dec 31, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
(WARNING: EXPLICIT IMAGES)

The shockwave of a firecracker’s explosion can cause severe damage to the hand and then the powder burn, is a double harm which leaves lifetime marks crippling children as well as adults “playing”  with fireworks, said Dr. Jose Andres Azcárate Varela, plastic surgeon who has treated several firecracker accident victims.

HE thinks it’s a very high price which they will pay for a lifetime for an absurd and silly momentary lapse of “fun”, and there is also the pollution issue, harming the air quality, having serious effect on dogs’ sensitive hearing, the airborne particles they leave behind, and it’s enough to see the pictures and the video to see how dangerous this “game” could be.

(Photographs courtesy of Dr. José Andrés Azcárate Varela personal archive)

 

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