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Volume :35 Issue : 134 2009      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Air Pollution in the Abha Metropolitan Region (South-western Aseer, Saudi Arabia)

Auther : Dr. Merae Bin H. Al-Kahtani

     The current study Air Pollution in Abha Metropolitan Area was conducted in the southwestern Asir region of Saudi Arabia.  The study area includes the towns of Abha, Khamis Mushait and Ahad Rufaida, in addition to 341 village communities covering a ground area of 1825 kmژ2گ, with over 800,000 inhabitants.  In spite of the importance of this area in terms of tourism, commerce and services, it suffers from growing of the sources of pollution, especially that of the air.  This study concludes with the following findings:

- The environmental education of the study area inhabitants is low necessitating the adoption of an urgent work plan aiming at educating the community as to their duties towards the environment.

- The results of the current study point to the possibility of air pollutants increase unless causes of the problems are removed. By way of recommendation and as a first step, rubbish dumping areas, sewage treatment stations and chicken farms should be moved to more suitable locations outside the study area.

- The study area suffers from unjustifiable bulldozing of land in a way that far exceeds the developmental needs.  The study recommends that this should be reduced and that there should be an expansion in forestation to control the movement of sand and dust.

- The rates of the concentration of air pollutants in the Abha Metropolitan area exceed some global standards and as a result immediate action has become necessary to reduce the sources thereof.

- There is increase of certain diseases related to air pollution such as resparatory diseases, allergies and asthma.

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