Apr 14, 2018

Beware of bangs from firecrackers! Featured

Loud sounds of exploding firecrackers could be harmful to the eardrum if exposed to, in close proximity, says ENT specialist - Dr. Chandra Jayasuriya.

Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo, she said that distancing oneself from the noise and minimizing the use of firecrackers could prevent this condition.

According to last year’s statistics, eardrums of most firecracker related accident victims were found to be damaged.

Dr. Jayaratne also emphasized that during this festive season, public should not drive under the influence of alcohol and should also be mindful of water levels when bathing in the sea or in freshwater water bodies.