Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia

From WVU TodayAll those pops and crackles ripping through your neighborhood at night could come with unwanted consequences – at the firework enthusiast’s expense.Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health.Class C fireworks, which . . .

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