Sadly this was one of the worst summers I have ever had....2 month of #Garbage #crisis...it's not just seeing the piles of garbage bags filling up all our streets, blocking roads & building entrances, or all the insects crawling all over them!! Add burning and smelling the fumes!!!
Environmentalist, green movements, NGOs & NEW groups tried so hard to solve this crisis & still NO LUCK!! NOW..IF we had extra few more weeks left, we wouldn't have panicked or lost hope....
However, things got much worse and uglier with the current sandstorm that is swiping all over the Middle East!!
It would have been a regular storm, I mean, we are not the only country affected by it...
BUT ..WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT'S SUFFERING NOW FROM 2 DEADLY CRISIS!!!
Positive side of this #Sandstorm!
Now, comes ALL the NEGATIVE sides!!
Many hospitals and RED Cross circulated guidelines and warning tips for people to prevent from catching diseases:
YES... we re all dreading that moment (which is bound to happen super soon..like probably in the coming few days!) When it rains:
- All the fumes from burnt garbage mixed with the sand will be scattered all over...
- We will be breathing it faster (thus, all of us will be at high risk for developing Lung cancer..among other deadly diseases)
- The floods will carry the toxic garbage underground and impact all water reservoirs. starting with River Beirut as per the below captured image..it means: the water we swim in, shower with, wash our fruits & veggies with, even the air we breath, the soil we are growing our food in.... Nothing & no one will be spared from all the NEW dangerous disease that will evolve!!!
FEEL free to check this website for more detailed, medical information highlighting this serious crisis...
TIME to WAKE UP..TIME to OPEN our EYES...TIME to ACT!!!