The Norwegian Association of the Blind wants to ban private fireworks

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The Norwegian Association of the Blind is very concerned that an increasing number of people suffer injuries to their eyes and eyesight when they set off fireworks. A ban must be put in place, the organization believes.

In the last ten years, more than 100 people have suffered eye injuries due to fireworks. Despite measures focusing on the use of safety goggles, there are still many injuries, the Association of the Blind’s leader Terje André Olsen stated.

He referred to a survey from Ipsos where one in five Norwegians answered that they did not wear safety goggles when they fired rockets in the last two years. Last year, ten people suffered eye injuries during the New Year celebrations.

In the same survey, every fourth respondent stated that the rules should be tightened.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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