Buy fireworks only from authorized manufacturers.
Check the box for declaration of no involvement of child labour.
For the green ones, do check out if your local market has stocked up on the latest green innovation — Eco Friendly Crackers.
Talking of noise, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has banned the production of firecrackers with noise levels over 125 decibels, so watch what you are buying.
Light clay lamps, maybe those bought from NGOs, with cotton wick and oil in our homes.
Try meeting up with friends and cousins, even the long-lost ones, exchanging sweets and inviting people over for lunch or dinner.
Safety tips : Always keep a first aid box and a bucket of water or sand nearby in case of emergencies. Make sure you wear footwear when bursting crackers. Always light them outdoors. Avoid lighting fireworks like rockets when it is windy.
Safety tips : Watch what you are wearing. Avoid wearing loose clothes, and be careful when sporting scarves and dupattas. Never bend over the firecracker while lighting it. Always have an adult around to supervise. Store firecrackers properly and away from the area where you are lighting them.
Safety tips : Also keep in mind that the government does not allow you to burst crackers between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Avoid doing so near hospitals and other noise-free zones. Dispose used fireworks properly by either putting them in a bucket of water or sand. Keep pets indoors during Diwali.