"Water pollution is Hungary's..." Hungary Warnings Or Dangers Tip by south-slavia

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Water pollution is Hungary's most pressing environmental problem. The main pollutants are nitrates from artificial fertilizers used to increase the country's agricultural productivity. These artificial nutrients can cause the growth of abnormal plant life in lakes. Hungary has implemented measures to try to control this problem, which is called eutrophication, in Lake Balaton. Flooding is also a problem in Hungary. Although levees have been constructed on most of the country's rivers, floods occur almost every year.

Hungary is among the leading European air polluters. The problem stems mainly from the emission of sulfur dioxide, which causes acid rain and sulfurization of the soil. In the early 1990s, 36 percent of Hungary's forest area showed signs of damage due to air pollution, ranging from yellowing leaves and defoliation to the death of trees. Environmentally related health problems are estimated to account for more than 10 percent of the country's health and social welfare expenditures.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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