• Question: Are you're fireworks safer than others

    Asked by Albertlawd to Neil on 17 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Neil Day

      Neil Day answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      Hi Albertlawd – I think I may have given the impression in my profile that I’m a budding pyrotechnician as well as making medicines.
      I don’t make fireworks, as you need to be specially trained and qualified to handle potentially explosive material. It was the first thing I wanted to do when I become interested in chemistry in secondary school… and i do still enjoy a good fireworks display and that’s why I mentioned in my profile.
      I’ve been working in the pharmaceutical industry for ~17 years now and really enjoy it as I like to think I’m helping people get well and lead better lives.
      Maybe when I’m older I’ll look into going back to where it all started