Researchers: Most air pollution in Israel comes from Europe

Air pollution from North Africa and Europe containing toxic materials has reached Israel, according to a series of studies by the Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. One of the project's key discoveries is that desert dust, which had been considered a natural and ostensibly less toxic pollutant, contains man-made materials that endanger health. "We found that the desert dust we examined in Jerusalem contains both toxic metals and pesticides," says Hebrew University researcher Prof. Yigal Erel.

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