Cairo's Pollution May Cause Bridges to Collapse

Published April 3rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Cairo's worsening air pollution is on the verge of causing the collapse of roughly 50 bridges scattered throughout the city, according to a new study. 


The study prepared by the Asyut Engineering Collage suggests that the polluted air is causing chemical reactions in the environment, which, combined with the humidity, can cause deterioration in paint, buildings and metal (in bridges and cars) as well as affect people's health. The pollution is characterized by high levels of dust and smoke which are generated from various agricultural, industrial and construction activities, a Sharq al Awsat daily reports. 

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