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Fireworks

The law prohibiting the purchase or use of fireworks was passed by the State Legislature in 1941. ISPB advocated for passage of this law because too many tragedies occurred at the hands of amateurs every 4th of July. In 1954, Illinois also banned the shipment of fireworks from out of state. To this day, ISPB advocates to maintain the ban on consumer fireworks when it is questioned in the state legislature.

 

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Spring 2022 Newsletter from ISPB & PB IL

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Did you know that women are at higher risk for vision impairment and blindness than men, yet are less likely to...

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month at ISPB and PBIL!

As the warmer weather begins to encourage more outdoor activities, ISPB and PBIL have declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. The nonprofit groups are seeking to educate the...

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

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New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

In response to increased virtual and screen-based activities during the coronavirus pandemic, ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have launched a new awareness campaign,, Take a Screen Time Out. All...