INFOGRAPHIC: A Closer Look At America's $600M Fireworks Obsession

When it comes to their nation’s Big Day, Americans aren’t afraid to burn some serious cash.

We’ll spend close to $600 million on fireworks alone this Fourth of July, according to the American Pyrotechnic Association.

A 15 minute backyard fireworks show can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000––and that’s not counting medical bills. About 8,600 people visited the emergency room for fireworks related injuries in 2010, FEMA estimates.

To find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fireworks check out the graphic below from H&R Block:

Photo: H&R Block

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