Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. We do this by responding to environmental health emergencies; investigating emerging environmental health threats; conducting research on the health impacts of hazardous waste sites; and building capabilities of and providing actionable guidance to state and local health partners.

Fireworks can exceed 150 dB. Always protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs.

National Fireworks Safety Month
The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at CDC supports #National Fireworks Safety Month in June and recommends the use of hearing protection devices while participating in noisy activities this summer.

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Page last reviewed: June 29, 2022