JEDDAH — Those who wake up early in the morning in Jeddah can see a large black cloud enveloping the skies.
This, a sign of environmental pollution, is a natural product of the emission of toxic gases emanating from cars and factories.
If this is in the skies over Jeddah, then what about the Red Sea? Ecologists have come to believe that the Red Sea is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the region because of the thousands of metric tons of sanitary drainage and untreated industrial waste including toxic waste pumped into it daily.
An online study conducted by a group of scientists in London on pediatric leukemia showed that the majority of childhood leukemias are through acquired genetic disease. This means that gene mutations and chromosome abnormalities in the cell are not inherited from parents.
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