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Burning Coal and Plastic Increases Air Pollution: Officials

Kabul Municipality officials have called attention to Kabul air pollution, which is bound to greatly increase during the winter season as the residents mostly use cheap coal, plastic, and other harmful sources of heat.

According to the officials, the price of fuel and gas usually climbs as the winter sets in, therefore people use coal.

“We have started our efforts, we already warned building owners to use filters. Teams of Kabul municipality are monitoring every day," said the head of the media department in Kabul municipality, Nematullah Barekzai.

At the same time, several residents complained of the high price of fuel and gas, saying people are obliged to use coals despite its harm.

“We ask Kabul municipality to work to form a plan that can prevent air pollution in Kabul. There should be an alternative for using coal,"said Zabiullah, a Kabul resident.

Another resident, Baryalai, told TOLOnews: “it is getting polluted everyday. People get various illnesses because of the pollution. No plan is available to decrease pollution in Kabul city.”

Meanwhile, health staff warned that polluted air is highly harmful for the health of people. “The pollution is so dangerous for the health of people, especially for children and old people,” said a doctor named Hasibullah.

Burning Coal and Plastic Increases Air Pollution: Officials

At the same time, several residents complained of the high price of fuel and gas, saying people are obliged to use coals despite its harm.

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Kabul Municipality officials have called attention to Kabul air pollution, which is bound to greatly increase during the winter season as the residents mostly use cheap coal, plastic, and other harmful sources of heat.

According to the officials, the price of fuel and gas usually climbs as the winter sets in, therefore people use coal.

“We have started our efforts, we already warned building owners to use filters. Teams of Kabul municipality are monitoring every day," said the head of the media department in Kabul municipality, Nematullah Barekzai.

At the same time, several residents complained of the high price of fuel and gas, saying people are obliged to use coals despite its harm.

“We ask Kabul municipality to work to form a plan that can prevent air pollution in Kabul. There should be an alternative for using coal,"said Zabiullah, a Kabul resident.

Another resident, Baryalai, told TOLOnews: “it is getting polluted everyday. People get various illnesses because of the pollution. No plan is available to decrease pollution in Kabul city.”

Meanwhile, health staff warned that polluted air is highly harmful for the health of people. “The pollution is so dangerous for the health of people, especially for children and old people,” said a doctor named Hasibullah.

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