Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Living in Cairo Is the Same as Smoking a Pack a Day

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.


keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 06:09:57 AM EST
[ Parent ]
And living in London gave me asthma.

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 06:56:03 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's cycling for you. You inhale more crap more deeply.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 07:08:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]
This doesn't surprise me at all.  At all.  I have never had so many respiratory problems in my life.

A friend of mine trained for a marathon here (against my advice) and her doctor told her that the harm she was doing to herself by exercising outdoors might actually outweigh the benefits of the exercise itself.

What was that science fiction movie from the '80s (I think) where smog was so bad that people were required to smoke a certain number of cigarettes a day because it was healthier than breathing the air?  It feels sort of like that here sometimes.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 07:31:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series