Greece's Environmental Problems

Greece's Environmental Problems - Jeff Ackerman December...

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Jeff Ackerman December 12, 2007 Greece’s Environmental Problems It is now common knowledge that the size of an industrialized city is directly correlated with amount of pollution produced in it. Athens, home to 4.5 million people, is responsible for the largest environmental problem in Greece: air pollution. The high level of air pollution (now recognized as more dangerous then smog) is not only affecting the environment, but also the health of the city’s inhabitants. “Increasing levels of dust, carbon monoxide, and gases (mostly formulated from human activities) chances of cardiovascular disease deaths begin to rise (Georgetown).” But the issues of smog shouldn’t be overlooked since it hospitalizes hundreds of Greek people with heart and other respiratory problems. After World War II, Athens built unorganized traffic zones unaware of the environmental impact the future would bring. On top of this already bad foundation, “Greece's pollution problems are the result of almost complete disregard for environmental protection measures during the rapid industrial growth of the 1970s
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