Smoke from firecracker snake=464 cigarettes

October 29, 2016 12:44 IST 1 of 5
Six popular firecrackers -- the snake tablet, the laad (string of 1,000 crackers), fuljhadi (sparkler), the pul-pul (string sparkler), the anar (flower-pot), the chakri (spinning firecracker) -- emit particulate matter 200 to 2,000 times the safe limits as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a 2016 study by Pune's Chest Research Foundation and students from the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences of the University of Pune.