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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Unsupervised Palestinian children support Arafat by burning tires

keywords: environmental pollution, ideological pollution, child abuse and neglect

A boy leaps over a burning tire as he holds a poster of Yasser Arafat during a demonstration of students supporting the Palestinian leader in the Rafah Refugee Camp, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

What to do with used tires, from Burning Issues:
THE SOLUTION: TRUE RECYCLING and REDUCTION:
Rubber from used tires can now replace 10% of the rubber in new tires.

REUSE: Retreaded tires, New technologies

RECYCLE: Rubberized Asphalt Roads
(Just 2,832 miles of CA roads out of the total 149,000 miles could reuse all of the tires not currently recycled.)

OR CREATE ANOTHER PROBLEM: TIRE BURNING

Increase in deadly, toxic pollutants known to cause well documented illnesses:

Dioxin, Mercury, Small Particulates, Zinc, Nitrogen Oxides, etc.
Cancer, Asthma, Nerve Disorders, Reproductive Disorders,

Interference with the emerging new technologies of reducing and recycling.

See also "Child Neglect: A Guide for Intervention"