Saturday, 16 July 2011

Generator fumes harmful to human health (country wide)

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

GENERATORS are meant to give a power backup in case of blackout, but the chronic power shortage in the country has condemned many people, particularly the business community and affluent class in cities and towns in several parts of the country who rely on generators.

A random survey by this paper revealed that most people who depend on generators for lighting houses and offices are not aware of the consequences generators can cause to the air and the environment.

Ms Gloria Kombe, a Senior Environmental Officer with the National Environmental Management Council (NEMC), says generators and motorcycles are two-stroke engines powered by a mixture of petrol or diesel and oil, but the fuel is not efficiently burnt.

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