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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.

 

Summer 2021 Newsletter from ISPB & Prevent Blindness IL

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My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

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New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

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ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois Declare October as Contact Lens Safety Month, Advises Public on Important Precautions to Keep Eyes Healthy

Contact lenses can be safe and effective in helping people see more clearly. However, when used improperly, they can cause serious eye and vision problems, including corneal ulcers and...