Monday, February 2, at the Haifa city Council met in a special session devoted to the problem of increased morbidity due to air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Minister of zdavoohraneniya litzman Jacob, environment Minister AVI Gabay, the mayor Haifa Yona Yahav, physicians and scientists.
During the meeting the Minister of health stated that «with all due respect to published so far data, it is necessary to wait for the final findings before it is accepted on the decision of those or other steps».
Professor Boris Portnov, one of the leaders of the study said that already now it is possible with confidence to speak about an increased incidence in some areas». According to the Professor’s Tailor, «the study will last until 2020».
3 February, the Knesset will consider the requirement of the «Zionist camp» on creation of special Commission on investigation into dangerous air pollution in Haifa. At the moment, the unknown position of the coalition on the question of the establishment of such a Commission. .