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A review of sulfur dioxide and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in greater Cairo, Egypt

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Greater Cairo is the largest metropolitan area in Egypt, with an estimated population density of 13107 people/km2. The increased population and, thus, rapid urban growth in Greater Cairo has created a problem of overcrowded streets filled with cars and trucks which plays a big role in increased air pollution. This review aimed to showing concentrations of PM (PM10, PM2.5) and SO2 in Greater Cairo during last years. Also, showing Sources of Air Pollutants, efforts of the Government of Egypt to Improve Air Quality, Egyptian Laws and guidelines, Regulations and Policies. In addition, showing role of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and national network to monitoring air pollutants. Finally, compare levels monitored in Greater Cairo with other cities at different countries around the world. 


sulfur dioxide, gaseous pollutants, particulate matter, Egypt