The Air around UsThe Air around Us
Smoke, haze, dust, odors, corrosivegases, noise, and toxic compounds arepresent nearly everywhere, even in themost remote, pristine wilderness.
Air pollution is generally the mostwidespread and obvious kind of environmental damage.
Over the past twenty years, air qualityhas improved appreciably in most citiesin the developed world.
Air quality in the developing world hasbeen getting much worse.