Mohaly (very sad)
Cairo’s air pollution crisis has had a major impact on the health of its inhabitants and the environment. This problem is unfortunately endemic of many megacities of the third world. Air quality in Cairo has been reaching dangerous levels of lead, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and suspended particulate matter concentrations due to decades of unregulated car emissions, urban industrial operations, and chaff and trash burning. Cairo’s geography and climate exacerbate these human sources of pollution. The level of air pollution in Cairo ranges from 10 to 100 times higher than the standards set by the World Health Organization. The Egyptian government, with the continued help of foreign nations, has begun to impose air quality standards among the relevant industries and instill a sense of accountability among its citizens.