Nov. 15, 2013
“Air Pollution in Mexico”
Being a nation with over one hundred million residents, Mexico has come into spotlight with the recent concerns over the pollution and all the problems it causes. The mass of amount of pollution being spewed out in the metropolitan areas of Mexico has had profound repercussions on the well-being of its citizens. With many smokestacks throughout Mexico, many residents have found themselves indoors a lot more now than ever. The exhaust smog being released through the cars is the leading reason behind symptoms such as headaches, runny noses and the leading contributor to emphysema. Finally, Mexico having many attractions as it does, tourists are now being deterred because of the pollution problem. Mexico must improve its air emissions standards for the well-being of the nation.
Mexico is a prime example of how the massive size of a nation, can contribute to health concerns for its citizens for having many densely populated locations and no regulations on air surroundings. There has been many red flags raised regarding the indications of pulmonary conditions being caused by the harsh air settings. Ranging from emphysema to allergies, pollution is the leading factor for the illnesses. Even at low concentrations, pollution still has an effect on the lungs. Many of Mexico’s residents live in metropolitan areas, which highlights how an entire city can be at risk for many types of problems if pollution laws don’t change.
Within this beautiful country, there are many resorts, beaches and an awesome nightlife for everyone to enjoy. Mexico has been a major destination for tourists over the years. But, for the past decade, the urban cities of Mexico have become so clouded by smog that it’s visually unappealing to any tourists. Hence, the steady drop in tourism revenue. The visibility of the smog has decreased over time due to many programs the country has funded but, it’s still highly...