Should OC replace 4th of July fireworks with drone shows? Report

Scientists at UC Irvine are calling for a reimagining of the typical 4th of July celebrations that are more environmentally friendly. A recent study on Independence Day fireworks shows spark plumes of pollutants can pose significant health risks. The lead author of the study, Amirhosein Mousavi, a postdoctoral scholar in UCI’s Program in Public Health, says the pollutants were worse in 2020 due to the COVID-19 quarantine restrictions and spurred more individual backyard fireworks displays.