ILOILO CITY: Food cooking using firewood or charcoal as fuel may add to air pollution on top of particulate matters spewed by power plants and smoke belching vehicles, according to city environment and natural resources officer (ENRO) Engr. Noel Hechanova. The city ENRO said a recent study result conducted in the city by the German Society for International Cooperation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Susammenarbeit GmbH showed more air pollutants in cooking inside the households. The city government here is on a massive information, education and communication campaign against smoke belching and air pollutants after completion of an emission inventory study on vehicles, cooking and power plants.
LYDIA C. PENDON