Friday, November 09, 2007

I've started smoking a pack a day

An Environmental Make-Over for an Ancient Industry
By Leslie-Ann Boctor

CAIRO, Oct 19 (IPS/IFEJ) - Air pollution is so bad in Cairo that living in the sprawling city of 18 million residents is said to be akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. According to the World Health Organisation, the average Cairene ingests more than 20 times the acceptable level of air pollution a day.

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