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.