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“As If You’re Inhaling Your Death”

Summary “It’s like there’s fog across the whole town. We are coughing all the time, unable to breathe, sometimes we wake up and see ash in our spit. The intensity of the smell would cause us to become dizzy.” —Othman, Kfar Zabad, February 16, 2017 “When they burn we can’t breathe.... We’ve had to go to the hospital because of this.” — Mohamed, Kfar Zabad, February 16, 2017 Open burning of waste is a dangerous and avoidable practice that takes place across Lebanon. Because it risks causing a range of short and long-term health problems, it implicates the Lebanese government’s legal obligations to…

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