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Jakarta Post

Smoke from charcoal production, tin smelting chokes East Jakarta

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 16 2019   /  01:51 am

A teacher at SD Cilincing 07 state elementary school in East Jakarta has been admitted to a hospital for acute pneumonia reportedly triggered by inhaling smoke from coconut shell charcoal home industries and tin smelting near the school.The teacher, identified as S, 48, experienced a shortness of breath before being diagnosed with pneumonia. He was previously hospitalized for a week in early March.S' wife, DRS, claimed her husband was not a smoker but had suffered pain caused from inhaling smoke generated by the small-scale industries during his daily commute to and from the school.The elementary school is located on Jl. Inspeksi Cakung Drain in Cilincing, North Jakarta, some 200 meters from the small-scale industries complex. S’ house is 2 kilometers from the school."The only cause might be the smoke [inhaled] during the trip to the school. From our house to the school, he always pass...