Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public

The Government should review the decibel limit on over the counter fireworks, and reduce this to a lower limit that will preserve the health and safety of the public by reducing possible noise-induced hearing damage as well as giving respite to pets and those suffering from PTSD.

This petition closed on 2 Apr 2021 with 6,951 signatures


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1. Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public
27/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: The Government should review the decibel limit on over the counter fireworks, and reduce this to a lower

2. Fireworks evidence base: report
29/10/2020 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Fireworks Evidence Base October 2020 OPSS Fireworks Evidence Base 2 Contents Introduction

3. E-petition 231147 relating to the sale of fireworks to the public
22/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

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4. E-petition 201947 relating to fireworks
25/01/2018 - Parliamentary Research

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5. Regulation of fireworks
06/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

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1. Fireworks
02/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Report of the Petitions Committee, Session 2019, Fireworks, HC 103, and First Special Report of the Petitions - Speech Link
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3: considered e-petition 276425, relating to the sale of fireworks.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

2. Fireworks: Public Sales
26/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 231147 relating to the sale of fireworks to the public.It is a great pleasure to serve - Speech Link

3. Fireworks
29/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered e-petition 201947 relating to fireworks.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

4. Fireworks
06/06/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 109702 relating to restricting the use of fireworks.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: about balance—the balance between enjoyment of fireworks on the one hand and protecting animals from distress - Speech Link
3: 45% of dogs show signs of fear when they hear fireworks. The animals affected not only suffer psychological - Speech Link

5. Petitions
20/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: constituents regarding the regulation and control of fireworks. My office has seen a growing number of complaints - Speech Link

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1. Industrial Health and Safety: Noise
asked by: Paul Farrelly
03/09/2019
... what steps she is taking to ensure that employers protect employees' hearing.

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asked by: Grahame Morris
22/09/2020
... where a request has been made under Regulation 9 of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 by two safety representatives.

3. Local Government Finance: Public Health
asked by: Andrew Gwynne
22/01/2018
... what recent discussions he has had with the Health Secretary on the effect of changes in public health grants on council budgets.

4. Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review: Government Responses
asked by: Julian Lewis
22/07/2020
... what the timescale is for the Government's response to the Review's recommendations; what form that response will take; and whether he plans for that response to be subject to a debate on the floor of the House.

5. Health and Safety Executive: Public Appointments
asked by: Jon Trickett
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The current limit is 120 dB, but noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing, and loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears. The Government should determine a sensible, lower decibel limit for fireworks that can be sold over the counter to the public.


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