National Center for Environmental Health

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards. We promote a healthy environment and prevent premature death,  avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of vulnerable populations – such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from certain environmental hazards.

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Fireworks can exceed 150 dB. Always protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs.

National Fireworks Safety Month

The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at CDC supports #National Fireworks Safety Month in June and recommends the use of hearing protection devices while participating in noisy activities this summer.

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Page last reviewed: June 28, 2022