Great Lakes Air Pollution

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As a Canadian scientist, who had been living along the shores of the Great Lakes, I feel a necessity to write this editorial regarding the State of the Great Lakes, condition of which has worsened in the past couple decades. They are an important economic resource, supporting shipping, industry, fishing, tourism, and, thus, needs to be protected. Water pollution in a unique ecological system called the Great Lakes has recently become a national problem for the two countries - the USA and Canada. The primary ways by which the Great Lakes were polluted for many centuries include wastewater discharge, toxic pollution of water with heavy metals and pesticides, soil erosion, as well as urbanization and, consequently, air pollution.
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