The dust that fills the air in Israel is the result of a global mining industry that is responsible for over two-thirds of all pollution in the country.
In Israel, mining is the primary source of particulate matter in the air, causing respiratory and eye diseases.
According to the country’s Ministry of Health, about 60 percent of the countrys air pollution comes from mines, and 80 percent of all the country�s emissions come from this industry.
According in the Israeli health ministry, a study conducted in 2014 by the NGO Clean Air Network revealed that the country has the highest rate of lung cancer among developed countries in the world.
More than 30 percent of Israeli Jews suffer from asthma, the government said in a statement in 2014.
According to Israeli environmental activist and former cabinet minister Uri Efrati, in the 1980s and 1990s, the mining industry in Israel emitted about 15 million tons of particulates, which can be toxic.
In the 1970s and 1980s, mining was the main source of CO2 emissions in Israel.
Since then, the industry has largely changed.
According to Efratti, the country stopped emitting carbon dioxide in the 1970, and it has not emitted carbon dioxide since.
In the 1980’s, Israel started building a system to collect pollution from the country, and today, they do this by burning coal, and by recycling water from the sea.
According an official at the ministry of health, the process is much less effective than in the past.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Israel Pollution Control Authority are responsible for regulating the pollution in Israel, and they are not allowed to monitor and analyze emissions, Efratis said.
Israel has a total of 4.4 million mining jobs, with the industry accounting for about a third of them, according to Ebrati.
Efratis also said that the pollution caused by the mining is so bad, that people are often exposed to the dust for days or weeks.
In 2016, Ebratis also released a report that revealed that Israel�s coal-fired power plants produced 1,500 times more particulate pollution than the national average, which led to a 5,000 percent increase in asthma cases among people living in the capital of Tel Aviv.
According the country���s health ministry website, particulate matters can cause respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema and asthma.
It can also cause lung cancer, kidney problems and heart disease.