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Table 1 X-ray fluorescence analysis of fireworks PM10. Up to the top 5 trace elements (ppm) are presented for each display type

From: Toxicity of particles emitted by fireworks

Product Name Major Trace Elementsa Concentration (ppm) in Collected PM10
Purple Colorful Storm Ti 22,000
Cu 44,000
Al 8600
Yellow Colorful Storm Cu 14,000
Sr 1200
Zn 730
Blue Colorful Storm Cu 53,000
Ti 11,000
Al 5200
Sr 4800
Red Colorful Storm Al 40,000
Ba 10,000
Sr 6200
Color Changing Wheel Ba 11,000
Sr 6300
Ti 3800
Tiger Roaring 1 Ba 430
Tiger Roaring 2 Fe 1200
Ba 460
Black Cuckoo Pb 40,000
Cu 12,000
Ba 5300
Al 3100
Sr 3000
Saturn Missiles 1 Fe 3100
Pb 1600
Br 850
Co 150
Saturn Missiles 2 Fe 4200
Br 850
Co 170
Bottle Rocket   Not determined
Firecrackers Al 95,000
Fe 6300
Zn 2000
  1. a Excluding sulfur, potassium, and chloride which were present in all samples at high concentrations (typically greater than 20,000 ppm). Duplicate experiments with 2 fireworks (Tiger Roaring and Saturn Missiles) were conducted to examine variability between commercial samples