The oil and bath salts that Morocco has been selling to the US are the best of the lot in the country, according to a new study.
In fact, the country ranks number one among the nations that have the highest per capita usage of oil and a whopping 89 percent of its population consumes it.
And that includes many of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the Middle East.
“Morocco has the lowest percentage of people that do not use oil in their lives,” said Riza Abou Zeid, a researcher at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
“We are talking about the most vulnerable and poorest people.”
In fact in 2016, about 20 percent of the country’s population was living in poverty, and over 50 percent of that was in rural areas.
The United Nations estimates that the average Moroccan needs to use at least 15 percent of his or her body weight of oil daily to maintain normal health.
The research was conducted by the University of California-San Diego, which compared data from 2015 with the latest data from 2020.
The study, titled “Oil Use and Physical Injuries in Morocco,” looked at the health effects of using oil.
The report looked at 10 million people in 12 Moroccan regions and found that those who used oil most often, were those with the highest levels of physical injuries and illnesses, including heart attacks, strokes and cancers.
“People who live in areas with the most physical violence in Morocco are the poorest, and they are also the most likely to be using oil,” said Abou Zaidi, the lead author of the study and a researcher with UNFPA.
The researchers also found that the prevalence of obesity in the region has increased significantly in the last decade.
“In the last 10 years, the prevalence rate of obesity has increased by 70 percent in rural regions and by 40 percent in urban areas,” said Zaidis team.
“These findings suggest that oil use is not just a social issue but also a health issue.
We need to look at the economic impact of oil in the long-term and to understand its impact on public health and the health of the populations it is being used on.”
The report also found an increase in hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease and stroke.
This year, the WHO estimates that over 10,000 people were hospitalized due to cardiovascular diseases in the Gulf region, where oil use has been rising.
“When you look at these figures, the health impact of the oil is staggering,” Abou Zubaidi said.
“The number of hospitalizations related to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased to over 12,000 from 1,500 in 2014.”
The United States has a $10 billion plan to help reduce oil use and has been promoting a national plan to ban oil use in the US.
“We need to do something about oil,” Trump said in May.
“It’s a huge, massive problem.”
Trump also announced that he would sign an executive order banning oil exports from the United States and Saudi Arabia.
In February, the US Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce issued a joint report urging the US to ban all oil exports and demand a price on oil.
But despite the president’s campaign promise to do so, there is no legislation to do this.
Trump said on Friday that he had “no intention of getting rid of oil.”
But Abouzeid said the oil ban is “an empty gesture,” and the report does not provide any evidence that oil ban will actually work.
The US is already seeing a drop in oil prices, with the US average for crude oil at $57.43 a barrel in July 2018.
Abou zeid said that if the oil price does not rise above $60, the oil industry is in a “very good position” to make the change.
“If prices go back to $60 [a barrel], it is unlikely that the oil companies will be able to invest more in new plants and machinery,” he said.
The UNFSA, the United Nation’s humanitarian arm, estimates that a total of 5.8 million people live in poverty in the Arab world, and that the majority of them do not have access to clean water, food, or other basic needs.
In addition, Abou zaidi pointed out that the health impacts of oil use have been shown to affect many different regions in the same way.
“I think the main concern is for the poorest of the poor in the most marginalized parts of the region,” she said.