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  1. 1. Air Pollution By Gergana, Emi, Yanko 10/5
  2. 2. Problems and major sources of pollution <ul><li>Bulgaria has the worst quality of air in EU </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical pollution </li></ul><ul><li>in Rousse </li></ul><ul><li>Srednogorie – </li></ul><ul><li>toxic clouds </li></ul><ul><li>(Time, [1]) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problems and major sources of pollution <ul><li>Sofia – cars,busses, factories as Kremikovtzi Metallurgy AD and Buhovo Uranium mine (Time, [1]) </li></ul><ul><li>Bourgas polluted with carbon and sulfur </li></ul><ul><li>Old vehicles without </li></ul><ul><li>catalytic converters </li></ul><ul><li>Coal-fired heating (Bulgarian Air, [2]) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major sources of pollution %D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%86%D0%B8.jpeg g
  5. 5. Effects and Impacts <ul><li>Damages the health of millions of people annually </li></ul><ul><li>Risk is higher for older people, children, and infants </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases- lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis </li></ul><ul><li>Air pollutants- ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide (Air Pollution,Effects [3]) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solutions <ul><li>Two main types of pollution control- input and output </li></ul><ul><li>Input control- limits the negative effects of the pollution; more expensive and more efficient method </li></ul><ul><li>Output control- tries to fix the damages caused by the pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Current attempts- ineffective (Air Pollution Solutions [4]) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Mexico City the biggest city in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It has suffered a drastic change in terms of air pollution. </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of Nitrogen dioxide and ozone in the air is twice bigger than the maximum allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1959 there was a book called “Where the air is clear” written about Mexico City, nowadays it is one of the most polluted cities in the world. ( Air Pollution in Mexico City [6] ) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Causes of Air Pollution in Mexico City <ul><li>Main cause of air pollution is the population of Mexico City - 8,841,916 people </li></ul><ul><li>Old automobiles are common in Mexico city, which pollutes the air more compared to New York for example </li></ul><ul><li>Another main problem is that the city is surrounded by three mountains which causes the polluted air to stay in a “trap”. </li></ul><ul><li>There is one recycle bin for every 21 people in the city, which is one of the worst rates in the world. ( Air Pollution: Control Solution [5] ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. How will they stop the air pollution? <ul><li>The government created a law which makes every driver required to put a gas cleaner on his car. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a project of a law who will make every person drive his car maximum three days a week. </li></ul><ul><li>The government is trying to require the companies to make fuels which do not pollute the air that much. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a law which says that old cars should stay away from the roads and should not be in use because they cause air pollution. ( Air Pollution in Mexico City [6] ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Time, That. &quot;Geography of Bulgaria.&quot; Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Web. 08 June 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Bulgarian Air Most Polluted in Europe — EUbusiness - European Union Business News Search and Analysis.&quot; EUbusiness - European Union Business News Search and Analysis . Web. 08 June 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Air Pollution - Effects.&quot; Oracle ThinkQuest Library . Web. 10 June 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Air Pollution - Solutions.&quot; Oracle ThinkQuest Library . Web. 10 June 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Air Pollution: Control,Statistics&quot;. EncycloMedia. 08 June, 2010 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hoffman, &quot;Air Pollution in Mexico City&quot;. University of Salzburg. 08 June, 2010 <>. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>