Air Pollution

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Air pollution is a huge problem—and not just for people living in smog-choked cities: through such things as global warming and damage to the ozone layer, it has the potential to affect us all. So what exactly causes this major environmental issue and what can we do about it? Let's take a closer look!

1. The pollutants released into the atmosphere cause local air pollution . However, they also cause regional air pollution, as with huge plumes of smoke covering a large area, and acid rain. Beyond that, we are emitting such a high level of pollutants that they are causing serious global environmental problems: climate change and ozone depletion. The human race has become capable of affecting the atmosphere that encircles the Earth, and the very planet itself.                                                                                                        Link: www.cleanerandgreener.org

2. Air pollution is hazardous to health. Air pollution is the introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulates, or biological materials that cause discomfort, or death to humans. Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gauges in the air. Scientific evidence indicates that ground-level ozone not only affects people with impaired respiratory systems (such as asthmatics), but healthy adults and children as well. Exposure to ozone for 6 to 7 hours, even at relatively low concentrations, significantly reduces lung function and induces respiratory inflammation in normal, healthy people during periods of moderate exercise.

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3. Air pollution affect human human health because the acid rain can destroy leaves of plants. It can also change the chemistry of the lakes and streams that the rain water flows into harming fish and other aquatic life. Air Pollution can harm lung development in children, can help cause early childhood asthma, and can produce a range of respiratory symptoms in children and adults. Higher air pollution levels have also been associated with a higher incidence of heart problems, including heart attacks, and toxic air pollutants can cause non-cancer health effects, and can increase the risk of developing cancer. People with asthma or other lung and heart conditions are most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution

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4. Air pollution affect the environment because it can harm plants and animals and health affect. Air pollution may possibly harm populations in ways so subtle or slow that have not been detected. Chemical reactions involving air pollutants can create acidic compounds which can cause harm to vegetation and buildings. Sometimes, when an air pollutant, such as sulfuric acid combines with the water droplets that make up clouds, the water droplets become acidic, forming acid rain.

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5. Air pollution began before the industrial revolution. In October 1948 Air pollution was enveloped in a lethal haze. Scientists started investigating the link between and health. Today policy makers and air quality managers rely on cutting edge science to establish regulations and make management decisions to reduce and control air pollution with cost affective approches.

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  • 2 million cars in Manilla Philippines cause 80% of air pollution
  • Air pollution and resulting deaths are increasing fastest in Asia
  • Electric vehicles produce less air pollution
  • Air pollution is mixture of solid particles and gases in the air
  • The effects of air pollution can harm your health and the environment                                                                                                                                                                                  link: www.coserveenergyfuture.com

6. A pollution prevention is technology that creates less pollution in its life cycle than the one it replaces. P2 can be achieved in many ways, from better housekeeping and maintenance to redesign of products and processes. Some technologies are important for helping other technologies reduce pollution. For example, process controls such as meters and sensors can make many production processes more efficient and less polluting by providing improved control, which reduces waste and defects. Technology is always advancing and improving. Many new technologies are naturally more energy efficient and less polluting than the ones they replace. Sometimes, this is because they were designed with environmental improvement in mind.

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