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Experts call it national suicide from an environmental and health perspective.

Power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7 in parts of Middle East

They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, hospital courtyards and rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, spewing hazardous fumes into homes and businesses 24 hours a day. Since they usually use diesel, generators also produce far more climate change-inducing emissions than, for example, a natural gas power plant does, Samy Kayed, managing director and co-founder of the Environment Academy at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon said. The reliance on generators results from state failure.

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