A single tire contains about the equivalent of two U.S. gallons (7.5 liters) of oil.
Burning tires releases many toxins and pollutants, some of which can settle in your lungs.
Certain metals in tires can serve as catalysts for dioxin formation. Dioxins can cause serious health problems, such as infertility, learning disabilities, endometriosis, sexual reproductive disorders, birth defects, damage to the immune system and cancer.
Any new government should first issue a law that jails people who burn tyres for no reason. No but seriously and away from all politics, Green associations and NGOs should urge the government and all Lebanese parties to stop this destructive habit.
PS: Watch Minute 1:15 when Al Jazeera’s bus was assaulted and 1:52 till 1:58, tough guy can’t remove a poster!
“Certain metals in tires can serve as catalysts for dioxin formation. Dioxins can cause serious health problems, such as infertility”
Darwin’s theory at work! Natural selection…
What’s this fetish with tyres? Why is it that whenever someone is angry in Lebanon, they either burn tyres or shoot in the air? (the latter also do celebrate a wedding or buying a new refrigerator)
Good thing it rained today! 😛
And I totally agree with Eliedh