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Smoggy Sundays..

I was going to go to the beach this morning..that was until my friend sent me this picture of Beirut from her house in Hazmieh..

I can’t believe I’m breathing this in!  How disgusting!

I’m getting out of Beirut!  I’ve decided that if I stay in Lebanon another year or two, I will be moving to Jounieh!  I can’t stand the thought of breathing this in!

smog in Beirut

smong in Beirut on August 15, 2010 @ 12:25pm

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Would you like a side of insecticide with your daily dose of pollution?

Went to my friend’s house in Hazmieh yesterday.  We had just opened the windows to let some fresh air into her room, when her Mom rushed in and told us to shut them right away, as they were spraying insecticide outside.

“They just do that without warning?” I asked?

“Yeah.” She replied..

Insecticide is toxic!  How can they just go about spraying such massive quantities without any warming?  When you spray your home for insects, you are told not to vacate the premises for hours, if not an entire day..and the amount of insecticide sprayed in your home, doesn’t even come close to the amount I saw yesterday.

This was the scene outside her window..one massive cloud of insecticide.

Insecticide Lebanon

Just charming, isn't it?

As if the pollution isn’t worrying enough..It makes me cringe to think of all of the toxic things I’m breathing in..Why Lebanon, WHY!

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Pollution in Beirut

I held by breath as I drove into Beirut today..well, as long as I could at least.

Somedays, as I look down at the city from Hazmieh, I cringe at the thought of spending the entire day breathing in the polluted air!  This is serious!  More serious that gastric acid inducing honking I should think!

I would really like to see the government do something to regulate emissions in the city..it would be such a shame to see such a beautiful city go to ruin over something like pollution.

That will be the day.

Pollution in Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut on a bad day...

Landscape photo of Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut on a good day..

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