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Greek measures against winter smog: either cook & freeze or heat & get hungry

“All electrical devices should be turned off, should consumers use air-conditioners for heating.” This advice is been given to Greeks in the context of measures against the air pollution (smog) and thus during the days the smog hits alarming levels. The measure “A/C on, all electric devices off” aims to …

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Air pollution via fire places? Frankly, my dear, Greeks don’t give a damn

Greeks got a new top issue to spend the winter with: heating oil tax and heavy air pollution. The conflict between government and citizens will remain unsolved until temperatures start to rise again by end of March. While the citizens demand the reduction of heating oil tax, the government insists …

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Warning air pollution! Greek Health Ministry recommends: take your medicine and do not breathe

Greek Health Ministry issued a statement on Sunday, with recommendations to vulnerable groups due to increased air pollution (smog). After another weekend with freezing nights and fire places at full work, air pollution apparently reached dangerous levels especially in Thessaloniki. “People with respiratory or cardiac problems and children should limit …

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Greek gov’t “orders” citizens not to use fireplaces, Dec 14-16/2013

Greek Ministers for Health and Environment issued a joint statement on Saturday evening asking the citizens to refrain from unnecessary use of fireplaces. Stressing that the weather conditions favor the accumulation of atmospheric pollution (smog), the two ministries ask citizens to refrain from using their home fireplaces from Saturday evening …

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