Trash Burning in Haiti, It's really bad for your health (VIDEO)

Most Haitians get rid of trash by burning it but... Did you know? There are some very serious health effects from burning trash, yet Haitians do it everyday not even thinking about the consequences. Read this...

PHOTO: How Haitians get rid of trash, they burn it, plastic, styrofoam, whatever
PHOTO: How Haitians get rid of trash, they burn it, plastic, styrofoam, whatever

Being exposed constantly to the smoke from a pile of burning trash will eventually kill you.

Even if you do not suffer immediate effects from trash burning, the damage to your health can be more serious the longer you are exposed to the smoke. The effects can include damage to your lungs, nervous system, kidneys and liver.

Chronic diseases like bronchitis, emphysema and most cancer can take 20 years to develop and can be caused by low exposures to smoke and toxins which originally appeared harmless.

Read Health Effects of Burning Trash and find out what happens when you burn plastic bottles and jugs, Children's toys, vinyl tubing, PVC, Polystyrene (Styrofoam), cardboards and more...

Be careful. you think when you burn your trash you are getting rid of rid of it when in reality you are creating a bigger problem to your health and to your environment.

What do you think about that?

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Yanick says...

Teaching the people in Haiti about the environment was never a conversation in the country.

Even people living in the US still don't care because in the Caribbean it was never a topic.

Education starts from young and instills in you these things.

The country does not provide enough waste management for the

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Les Haïtiens qui s'amusent brûlent des ordures (Haitien ki ap plede boule fatra yo) même si vous ne souffrez pas des effets immédiats de la combustion des ordures, Les dommages à votre santé peuvent être plus graves le plus longtemps que vous êtes exposé à la fumée.

Les effets peuvent inclure des dommages à vos poumons, à votre système nerveux, à vos reins et à votre foie.

Les maladies chroniques comme la bronchite, l'emphysème et la plupart des cancers peuvent prendre 20 ans et peuvent être provoqués par une faible exposition à la fumée et aux toxines qui semblaient à l'origine inoffensives.

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