Warm-Up November 5, 2012. In South Asia, air pollution is a very serious problem. What is the primary cause of the serious indoor air pollution problem in South Asia? A. Improper sanitary procedures. B. Too many people in the cities. C. Lack of green cleaning products.
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Describe the causes and effects of pollution on the Ganges and Yangtze River
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Chemicals used in farming and industry wash into the river. Chromium is a toxic chemical used in tanning leather.
Human and animal waste are also dumped into the water because sewage from the cities is not treated
Cremated remains are also put into the Ganges.
Xuanwei (宣威) in Yunnan province is a cancer village. Every year there are more than 20 people die of cancer. 11-year-old student Xu Li (徐丽) is suffering from bone cancer. May 8, 2007
Describe the causes and effects of air pollution in India and China.
More than one million cars are being added to India’s roads every year — a growth rate averaging 10.2 percent annually over the last five years.