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  • Families in Hungary like this one, are risking their own health to stay warm.

  • They're burning plastic and rubber, creating a deadly smog.

  • It's not only life threatening, it's also illegal here, but people do it anyway.

  • Yeah, 28 year old Zoltan Berkey usually wakes up before dawn as his five small Children sleep next door to feed the old iron furnace, the only part of the house that he can afford to heat during winter.

  • No way were to buy the monthly amount of woods.

  • Then we would have no money left for food.

  • So I go to the forest or the junk yard.

  • And if we find plastic or rubber, we burn that for fire.

  • But not during the day or the neighbors conceit.

  • And you can also smell it.

  • We throw the rubber on the plastic bottles and such things on at night.

  • Plastic bottles, cut up tires and window frames will work.

  • Even an old shoe suffices.

  • Eyes.

  • Not only us doing this.

  • The neighbors here also use rubber and plastic to heat Burke, ease Children or use inhalers to relieve asthma symptoms.

  • Burke ease.

  • Father gets chest pains and coughs your way But he helps to scavenge materials, digging up leftover cold by hand on logs from the old coal mine rail tracks, which are infused with diesel.

  • Take care of me.

  • Heat up very nicely.

  • Often we do these things because we can't afford to buy anything about the next in Incheon, on your pains or the daily to get back to Giovanni.

  • Thing is soaked with gasoline.

  • It burns quite well.

  • It smokes like hell.

  • It smells bad, but I use it and others to, because it burns nicely on a winter's day, dense smoke spews from nearly every chimney, filling the narrow alleyways.

  • Um, Marcia Marcia inhaling it feels like carrying a ton on your chest.

  • You cannot straighten up from the weight.

  • I am bent.

  • I would like to breathe in the fresh air fully, but I can't.

  • It's a wider problem on Hungarian.

  • Environmental groups have been raising the alarm for years.

  • Scavenging for material to burn is common among the poorest communities in the eastern European country since communist era heavy industry vanished 30 years ago, leaving thousands jobless in the country of 10 million people.

  • Air pollution causes an annual 13,000 premature deaths, according to clean air Project leader, you'd it Zygo eight.

  • Air pollution causes the death of 13,000 people per year.

  • Nearly one million people's health is damaged are nearly one million people thus need medical care?

  • Because of this, several 100 billion forints are spent on these damages from the country's budget.

  • I mean the car.

  • Oprah.

  • The European Environmental Agency ranks hungry third in Europe, behind Bulgaria and Poland in health damage.

  • EU Court of Justice has recently ruled that Hungary has breached pollution limits for over a decade.

  • Although the country has reduced its carbon emissions in the past decades, pockets of high pollution like this persist where pollution and poverty go hand in hand.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/13
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