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This type of firework disfigures people more than any other, UW study shows

Shell-and-mortar fireworks are legal in Washington state, but a new UW Medicine study finds more disfiguring injuries came from accidents with shell-and-mortar fireworks than any other legal firework — and some illegal ones.

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