With summer fast approaching, the residents of Karachi are likely to suffer hours of load-shedding in coming months. While many will painstakingly wait for power supply to resume, others will turn on their generators and continue with their life.
The convenience that comes with having a generator makes it easier to ignore how running them even for a few hours makes the air we breathe harmful. Emitting toxic gases such as oxides of nitrogen and sulphur among other dangerous compounds, generators are a threat to the health of everyone around them.
Tips to install generators“Running a generator regularly in a house is not only harmful to the family but anyone who is nearby including the neighbours because fumes travel freely,” says Dr Zafar Fatmi, associate professor at Aga Khan University.
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