'NAUSEATING' gases caused by burning illegal waste are seeping into houses and schools in Feltham.
Martin Cherry, 42, of Sandy Drive, says he has been complaining to the London Borough of Hounslow about the fires on Bedfont Road Trading Estate for 10 years.
He contacted the Chronicle after the latest blaze, which took place on Saturday, describing the smoke as 'very foul smelling and nauseating'.
The householder said the fires lasted for days or even months and had a serious effect on his quality of life. He was not sure, he added, which business were responsible.
Mr Cherry said: "It's illegal to burn rubbish there. You can go two or three months and not have a problem or they can start burning every day for weeks on end.
"It appears that they are burning anything that comes from a building that has been knocked down. You can't have the windows or doors open."
As well as people living nearby, Mr Cherry said he was worried about the health of youngsters at Fairholme School and Edward Pauling Primary School.
Charles Allison, manager of Bedfont Road Trading Estate, expressed surprise at the claims.
He added: "Illegal burning of waste here is contrary to the estate policy. I haven't seen it taking place but I am only here two or three days a week.
"We have had problems here in the past; I am going back two to four years. There was quite a lot of illegal burning going on and subsequently we have improved the tenants on the estate.
"It obviously doesn't mean that it's not taking place at the weekends and the times I am not here. It is important that I am aware of it."
A spokesman for the torough of Hounslow said: "We have investigated and taken enforcement action against a number of firms on the trading estate over the years that have illegally burned waste.
"This is a nuisance to local residents and we encourage anyone who experiences it to report it to us either by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 8583 5555 so we can take the appropriate action."