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China's Air Pollution Conundrum - Choking To Death: China’s Air Pollution Conundrum Long gone are the days when China is mostly rural with a population consisting of farmers. In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping loosened the controls on economic life, and began a period known as “reform and opening.” China has not looked back, and industries continue to develop and millions of people migrate to cities to work in one of the many factories. China is experiencing record-breaking economic expansion. They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and exporters....   [tags: Economic Growth, China, Air Pollution, Rural]
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Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus - I. Introduction and Purpose Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a disorder in which the body is incapable of fully utilizing converted energy taken from food. There are three types of diabetes: type 1 or insulin-dependent, type 2 or adult on-set, and gestational diabetes (Webmd.com, 2014). According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2011 there were approximately 25.8 million cases of diabetes in the United States, 7 million of which were undiagnosed, and an estimated 79 million cases of prediabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2014)....   [tags: Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus]
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Air Pollution Essay - Air pollution concentrations have been rapidly increasing in the major urban areas of Brazil caused mainly by the increasing use of vehicles. Policies to control car emissions in Brazil have relied basically on mandatory emission standards and subsidies for specific cleaner technology resulting in substantial decrease of car emission rates. Nevertheless, taxes on car sales, differentiated by vehicles' size and fuel, have also influenced car emission patterns. This paper analyses the compliance trend of the Brazilian fleet with environmental standards between 1992 and 1997....   [tags: Driving Air Pollution Emissions Global Warming] 1853 words
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Environmental Pollution: Change In The Air - Change In The Air Our understanding of atmospheric chemistry is the best it's ever been. And yet in our modern age of technology finding solidifying proof that carbon dioxide is the cause of global warming has yet to occur. We do not as of yet have enough solid evidence to say for certain that it is, nor is there the evidence to say it isn't. None the less discovering the truth about the matter and bringing us one step closer to how to handle it is only a matter of time. From the dawn of time mankind has recognized that air was more than just empty space, but material no different from liquids and solids....   [tags: Air Pollution Environment Nature Essays] 1189 words
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Air Pollution and Health Disparities - To a great degree the eminent problem is the air pollution we breathe. Who can help amend the air we breathe. In order to improve the quality of the air, people have to be aware of the specific mode of pollution and the effect of it. The traffic-pollution causes affliction and distress to individuals. The reason for this tragedy is due in part by every one of us. High concentration of vehicle exhausts is the main source of air pollution in urban areas. Neighborhoods in proximity to heavy traffic areas can negatively impact a community’s health conditions and outcomes....   [tags: clean air, environment]
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Overview of Air Pollution Regulations - The economic impact of current approaches to controlling air pollution is emissions taxes and most effective are marginal abatement. These are penalties that in percentage to the quantity an industry release into an air shed, local landfill, or waterway. The most effective control approaches are implemented into a regulatory policy with execution time limit and mechanisms for enforcement. There are differences in control measures that mandate through altered levels of régime of provincial (city, county), national, regional and state....   [tags: Environmental Policy, clean air]
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Transportation and Air Pollution in the United States - Air pollution has become a significant problem in the US as well as the world over years. It’s the result of variety of sources like industrial, agriculture, mechanical and transportation. Sadly, transportation which releases a great amount of carbon dioxides, nitrogen oxides and other toxicity is proven the leading cause of air pollution. There are several transportation factors that contribute to air pollution in the US. The first factor is the excessive use of SUVs and cars. Vehicle has played an important role in the US because of its use of connecting people to anyplace....   [tags: Pollution]
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Regulating Air Pollution - 1. Introduction 2. Background study 3. Proposed research 4. Project plan and time management 5. CPM diagram 6. References 7. Appendix INTRODUCTION: Air pollution is presently a large concern all over the planet. According to NOAA (National Oceanic’s and Atmospheric Agency) 50,000 deaths happening only in United States of America every year with respiratory diseases caused due to air pollution and estimates that it costs around $150billion per annum in order to regulate air pollution [1]....   [tags: air filter, electret, filtration]
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Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China - Analyze for Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China Within the recent thirty years, China made a big progress in the economics. However, with the exponentially increasing economy, the pollution has emerged silently. With the surging pollution appearing these years, more and more reports indicates that the air pollution in China puts the health of the public in a dangerous position. Within all the pollution, the air pollution is the one that the public worry about the most. And in addition to that, several severe air pollution has been observed within recent years and increased the concern of the public....   [tags: China, Economy, Pollution, Health]
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We Must Stop Air Pollution Now - There are about seven billion people in the world. Most of these people own cars and live in large cities. Beijing, China, is known for having the most polluted air in the world. China has about 400,000 factories working everyday creating air pollution. Pollution is becoming a big problem in the world. Pollution affects everything from the plants we grow to the ozone layer of the earth. Some of the air pollution is so bad in places around the world that breathing the air is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day....   [tags: environment, polluted air]
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The Oil Industry and Air Pollution - Ever since 1908, when Henry Ford manufactured a car that was affordable to most families, the need for oil has been growing more and more every year as humans want more and more products that use oil or are made from it. People and their need for oil far exceeds the need to fill up their car. It stretches out to vast amount of products that people use every day. Including plastics bags when they go shopping, the shampoo they use to clean their hair, the toys their kids play with and the insulation used to keep their houses warm....   [tags: environment, gas production, greenhouse]
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Severe Air Pollution in China - After many years of ignoring the air pollution, smog ridden China has finally begun to take this issue more seriously. They are the worst country in the world when it comes to air pollution due to their huge population and large demand of manufactured goods (AFOP). This however is no excuse for what they do to the environment.This is a very important issue because of how much environmental damage can be prevented as well as setting an example of pollution reduction across the world. They must take this issue very seriously because air quality has gotten to the point where people are getting sick and dying there (The News Tribune, 2014)....   [tags: environment, population, atmosphere]
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Air Pollution in Northern Utah - ... The potential for elevated diseases such as cancer in an area near a major weapons testing site should be a major cause for concern, even if the dots have not been connected yet. This leads to the possibility of current tests, which could be releasing high-level toxins into the air, and water table, which could be affecting the population of Tooele now. Tell the local government seems content with the job creation from these military institutions above all else, without sufficient data to support the health risks the economic value of Dugway it to great to the community....   [tags: incinerators, environmental issues]
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Air Pollution in New Zealand - ... Older cars tend to emit more CO, resulting in high concentrations of CO in areas such as Auckland (Ministry of Transport, 2002). Like NO₂, CO is also correlated with PM₁₀. CO has an effect on the oxygen carrying capability of blood as it binds to haemoglobin molecules where oxygen would normally bind. This decrease in oxygen carrying capability leads to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks (Ministry of Transport, 2002). CO was also found to cause stress, dizziness and headaches (Public Health Advisory Committee, 2002)....   [tags: environmental issues, vehicle emissions]
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Air Pollution and Acid Rain - Air Pollution is not a new topic. It is a problem that we have noticed since the industrial revolution, when trees, houses and cars were covered in soot from the factories. People demanded change then, just as they are demanding it now. With all the talk of acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion it seems hopeless, but it isn't. Everyone can make a difference. After reading this you will understand the causes, effects and possible solutions to the problems of acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 1295 words
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Air Pollution in Birmingham, Alabama - Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in the city of Birmingham, as it has been for decades. No one enjoys walking the streets of Birmingham only to taste or smell the smoke and particulates in the air, not to mention the damaging effects to one’s health. Fortunately, improvements have been made; forty years ago, residents of Birmingham could not even see the skyline due to the immense amounts of particulates in the air, but now the skyline is visible on a daily basis. The noticeable improvement indicates the progress that has been made over the years, but there is still plenty of room for much needed improvement....   [tags: Environment]
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Air Pollution in Japan - Abstract This assignment presents one of the major environmental issues in Japan, air pollution. The major causes and impacts of Japan air pollution will be addressed and highlighted in details; air pollution have its significant health implication on humans, as well as the environment, the effects and damages may extend beyond any measure of tolerance. Numerous sustainable solutions were proposed by the government or the individuals. This assignment discussed these different solution along with it implications....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 3040 words
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Air Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change - Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the reason for the planet as it is today; the reason why we see campaigns flooding the media informing us to ‘switch off’, ‘save the planet’ and ‘turn down the heat’ and the reason why the government is trying to develop a successful scheme, such as the carbon tax scheme, to reduce air pollution caused by major industries. Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the two immediate causes of global warming and climate change. Air pollution occurs when chemicals or particulate matter enter the atmosphere....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1498 words
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Air Pollution within Peru - Air Pollution within Peru Introduction Pollutants and toxic wastes have been one of the major contributors to air pollution and other toxic smog. More recently, Peru has seen higher levels of air pollution than it has even seen before. These extremely high levels have been mainly due to the high emissions from automobiles that contain many harmful gases; to people and the environment. Despite many efforts that are being taken to improve the state in which Peru’s environment is currently in, not much change has actually been seen....   [tags: Pollutants. Toxic Waste]
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Air Pollution - “There are about 2 million premature deaths caused each year due to air pollution in cities across the world” (Air Pollution). Every day the average person inhales about 20,000 liters of contaminated air, Such as carbon dioxide and smog (Brimblecombe). These pollutants are released throughout the world’s atmosphere in concentrations that are high enough to cause health problems, which leads to one of the main problems today, and that would be air pollution (Socha). The main cause of air pollution is all of the toxic chemicals that are being released into the air such as cars emitting carbon, to the methane that comes from gas that is emitted by livestock such as cows (Air Pollution)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution - Pollution has been a growing problem all around the world. One of the biggest types of pollutants is air pollution. Even though the United States isn’t the biggest air polluter, it influences other countries by what it does and is still one of the biggest polluters in the world. Most of the pollution is from factories, mobile sources like cars and planes, and natural sources. The United States government needs to figure out something to stop the amount of air pollution it creates. Air pollution happens when gases, dust, fumes, or odor get into the air in harmful amounts....   [tags: environment, pollutants]
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Air Pollution - Industrialization molded the humankind to develop and to increase. Humankind, on the other hand, used industrialization to exploit and to rule. Industrialization is a “conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of industry and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically” (Dictonary.com Unabridged, n.d.) .Air pollution is created by nature and industrialization. As of the modern day, man-made air pollution, which is caused by industrialization, is eminent than the natural air pollution....   [tags: industrialization, laws, planting trees]
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Air Pollution - All living things use air and it must be clean to maintain life on earth. When air pollution becomes the subject, what do you think about. Smog, acid rain, and other forms of outdoor pollution are the common things people think about. Air pollution can also exist indoors as in closed ventilated areas that we surround. This makes the air that we breathe indoors inescapable and the pollution exist both indoor and outdoor. For example, hair spray usage indoor is polluting the air inside because of the emissions of toxic chemicals used to create the product are present within a spray of it....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution - Air pollution can be described as any contaminate of the atmosphere that disturbs the natural composition and chemistry of the air. This can be in the form of particulate matter such as dust, or excessive gases like carbon dioxide or other vapors. These pollutants can occur naturally, or are the product of human activities. The air that we breathe is filled with substances that are hazardous to our health. Some contaminates can be noticed because of an odor, where some cannot because they are odorless....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution: Industrialization - Imagine waking up one morning after going to bed as healthy as horse, with no eye sight accompanied by a burning sensation, excruciating pain in your lungs that makes it difficult for you to breathe and with no idea what has caused this effect. This was the feeling experienced by over 200, 000 people in Bhopal, India on Dec 3rd, 1984. A pesticide plant run by Union Carbide Corporation, an American company, experienced a gas leak from tanks containing Methyl Isocyanate (MIC). Methyl Isocyanate reacted with water producing toxic gases that spread out towards human settlements causing devastating effects....   [tags: Disasters, Technology, Science]
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The Influence of Air Pollution on Human Health - Introduction The main authors’ purpose for writing the articles is to inform people about the influence of air pollution on the human health and determine all chemical pollutants into the atmosphere. Dr, Schrank’s, the author one of the articles, has been doing environmental investigation over the course of his life. Obviously, he drew attention to such important issue as air pollution and health. I did focus on these articles because air pollution is actually a global problem around the world, and this problem will probable never be solved completely....   [tags: plants, factories, mental disorders, scientists]
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Air Pollution in Auckland, New Zealand - Air Pollution in Auckland 1. Introduction: “Auckland has New Zealand worst air pollution compare to all other cities in New Zealand”, According to the resent report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Field, 2011). The level of air pollution is double that of Sydney. According to the above findings, Air pollution is the major health hazard in New Zealand community. The following easy describes the course of air pollution in Auckland and the health problem encounter in the Auckland community as result of this serious environmental issue....   [tags: pacific ocean, unhealthy gases, smoking]
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Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America - Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America          It is steadily becoming harder to breathe these days. Every major city in the world is experiencing the ill effects of air pollution. The level of toxic air pollutants, known as toxics, has been on the rise globally, though not nationally, since the Clean Air Act of 1990, according to Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards [OAQPS], an office within the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. However, though more regions -- i.e., cities, metropolitan areas, rural areas, etc....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Problem of Environmental Pollution in Malaysia - Countries strengths are measure by it politics, economic and social but beside this, environment change is needed in Malaysia for the better of the future development, educate and lead Malaysian to more value with the environment. While government should protecting and preserving the environment. Malaysia biggest problem is the environmental pollution. Although people already know how harmful these things are but they still go on. The three main pollution that happen in Malaysia are air pollution, water pollution and land pollution....   [tags: air pollution, environment, ] 737 words
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India: Removal of Toluene from the Air - In developing countries like India, air pollution is a major threat problem due to emission of chemicals, particulates and toxic biological materials into the atmosphere. This is caused by chemical, petrochemical, coal mining, fertilizer, leather, tannery, textile, pharmaceutical, food processing, paint, paper, pulp and printing industries etc., (Zaishan wei et al., 2010) which in turn results in discomfort, disease and death to humans; they also damage other living organisms, food crops and natural environment....   [tags: developing country, air pollution]
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Causes and Effects of Air Pollution - Historically, aviation is often regarded as one of the weakest sources of carbon emissions. When the Wright Brothers took to the skies for the first in time in 1903, he traveled 120 feet in a few seconds. They developed their own wing, propeller, and engine (nps.gov). Gasoline engines, though far from efficient, were also far from common. When the Wright Brothers designed their engine, their thoughts were not on the environment or the emissions of the engine, but rather the efficiency and weight....   [tags: carbon emission, aviation, combustion]
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Environmental and Industrial Pollution in Latin America - Environmental and Industrial pollution is a growing problem in Latin America today. Latin America is becoming a predominantly urban society and with that pollution issues have become progressively important of the political agenda. But Latin American countries continue to prioritize their economic development in the region instead of implementing their obligations to protect the environment for future generations. The government must start to put regulation to help protect the environment and the people who live in Latin America....   [tags: urban society, air pollution]
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The Devastating Effects of Air Pollution - Pollutants in the air are a serious environmental issue today. We, as an industrial society, have become far too familiar with terms like smog, radon, lead, asbestos, ozone, and carbon monoxide. We have also seen on the news, read in the newspaper, or experienced in our own lives some of the harmful consequences that result from these pollutants -- perhaps as allergies or congestion from exposure to smog or more dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning. Regulations have been established in an attempt to minimize these harmful air pollutants....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Essay] 2227 words
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The Problem of Air Pollution - The Problem of Air Pollution Air pollution is the biggest problem in the world. The definition of air pollution is "The presence in the atmosphere of one ormore contaminants as is injurious, or tends to be injurious, to human health or welfare, animal or plantlife." Acid rain and smog are the two major effects of air pollution. The main source of air pollution comes from industry, which causes a lot of problems for plants, animals, and human beings. Thermal power plants, refineries, petro chemicals and mines release dangerous pollutants into the air; for instance, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxedes and lead....   [tags: Papers] 377 words
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Problems Caused By Air Pollution - Problems Caused By Air Pollution Some people think that air pollution is not harming the earth or the people, but it is doing worse, by killing the earth and getting people sick. "Air pollutants," according to Gay, "are known to cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and other serious illnesses" (12). Air pollution not only threatens the health and life of humans but also causes damage to the environment (Gay 13). First, air pollution causes a great deal of health problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Electric Cars and Air Pollution - The goal of electric vehicles is to reduce air emissions associated with typical internal combustion vehicles (ICVs), thereby decreasing the emission of environmentally damaging products such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Since electric vehicles run on electricity generated from batteries and do not emit air pollutants, these vehicles are termed zero emission vehicles (ZEV). CARB mandated that ZEVs be 2% of the total automotive sales by 1998 and 10% by 2003. The push for ZEVs raises serious concerns about the environmental impacts of ZEVs due to their production and use....   [tags: Environment Environmental Technology Essays]
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Understanding and Preventing Air Pollution - Understanding and Preventing Air Pollution Air pollution is a major problem affecting the entire world. In the United States some progress has been made in reducing air pollution through the Clean Air Acts passed by the Congress. Still there is a lot to be done. To prevent air pollution it is important to understand how the air is being polluted, how it impacts on the ecosystem and what we can do about it. Earth is surrounded by layers of gases known as atmosphere. The layer closest to the earth is called the troposphere....   [tags: Papers] 1760 words
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Methods to Reduce Air Pollution - Methods to Reduce Air Pollution Air pollution is nothing new. Ever since the discovery of fire, less-than-desirable substances have been vented into the air. One of the first air-pollution regulations dates back to the fourteenth century, when King Edward I banned the burning of sea coal in lime kilns. U.S. air-pollution regulations have their roots in British Common Law. But regardless of those efforts, air pollution continues to be a serious local and world-wide problem. Pollution is the pressure within the air of one or more substances that are harmful to human health, welfare, animal or plant life, or property....   [tags: Papers] 1891 words
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Air Pollution and the Economy - Air Pollution and the Economy Air Pollution is the contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes or by products that can endanger human health and the health and welfare of plants and animals, or can attack materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odors. For example: air pollution can contaminate and kill many crops on a farm, it may also prevent them from ever growing on that land again. If the farms had no healthy food to sell to us then people could die from poisoning....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Air Pollution in Mexico City - Air Pollution in Mexico City Mexico City adds an estimated one million new residents each year, resulting in one million new aggravates to the city’s already abominable air quality (Collins, 119). Over the span of a generation, Mexico City’s air has gone from being one of the world’s cleanest to one of the world’s most polluted, as well as the most polluted in its country. The average visibility in the city is down from almost 100 km in the 1940s to only 1.5 km today, removing the once beautiful landscape of the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes (Yip, 1)....   [tags: Environment Polluted Essays Papers]
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Analysis of The World Bank’s Findings on Air Pollution - Analysis of The World Bank’s Findings on Air Pollution (PM10 Concentration) in World Cities The World Bank is an international non-governmental organization with the goal of aiding developing countries throughout the world with financial and technical assistance. Besides the obvious concern of financial stability for the impoverished countries of the world, the World Bank also focuses on education, health, infrastructure, and communications. Our analysis deals with the environment and infrastructure aspects of the World Bank’s work....   [tags: Pollution Environment]
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Air Pollution Control: Banning Private Vehicles is NOT the Solution - In this modern era, the level of pollution worldwide has been increasing consistently which in turn has brought harm to humans via many different ways. Consequently, the government must find a solution to solve this problem as speedily as possible. However, banning the ownership of private vehicles is not the only and definitely not the best way to decrease pollution. Although carbon emissions from vehicles do contribute towards a significant amount of pollution, banning the ownership of private vehicles in modern day society is unnecessary because pollution can also be caused by many other factors such as bad lifestyle choices on humanity’s part, lack of stricter or enforcement of environme...   [tags: Persuasive, Environmental Issues] 1503 words
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Limiting Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles - The World Health Organization (WHO) (2014) defines air pollution as the presence of a chemical, physical or biological contaminant in both indoor and outdoor environment which changes the natural state of the atmosphere. Air pollution can cause fatal health issues for human and animals such as cancer, upper respiratory tract effects, reproductive effects, environmental and ecological hazards (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2013). Air pollution is majorly produced from human activities such as use of mobile vehicles, factories, refineries, power plants, etc....   [tags: environmental issues, politics]
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Does Air Pollution Help Reduce Global Warming? - In the article Does Air Pollution Help Reduce Global Warming by Evan Galloway, the author starts off with naming some of the many contributors to global warming. One example he uses is a fossil fuel that we know as coal. Galloway goes on to describe what is released from the coal when it is burned (which is carbon dioxide and sulfate) and the affect it has on our atmosphere. When sulfate is released into the air it forms aerosols, which contribute to our pollution and acid rain. (Galloway, 2009) Lina M....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Affects Of Air Pollution - Polluted air in general contains one or more hazardous substances that create hazards for the health of living individuals. Pollutants within the air are measured in terms of particulate matter (PM); or the number of particles of potentially hazardous substances as a percentage of air. Outdoor air pollutants can create acid rain, which affects the environment and depletion of the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), which increases the risk of skin cancer and cataracts in human individuals....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change] 1097 words
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Air pollution - Air pollution You can’t escape from it. Everybody has to breath, and when air isn’t clean you health is affected. Air pollution is problem of all of us. You might think that you are healthy because you eat, and do only healthy things, so you cannot be sick, or get cancer, allergies or even die. Everybody is affected by air pollution. At the first, what is air pollution. The air pollution is contamination of air by the discharge of harmful substances. We’ve got many pollutants, which cause air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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air pollution - Air Pollution “Air pollution is a serious problem in many of the worlds large cities. Heavy concentrations of air pollutants, which are often in the form of smog, settle over a city, creating a health hazard for its people. Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People produce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes are usually in the form of gases. These substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles and to heat buildings. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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Air Pollution - What is Air Pollution Air Pollution contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes that can endanger the health of human beings, plants, and animals, or that can damage materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odors. Air Pollution Statistics Every year, more than sixty-six million tons of poisonous gas is emptied into the air, twelve million tons of hydrocarbons1, six million tons of nitrogen oxides, one hundred fifty thousand tons of aldehydes2, and five hundred thousand tons of sulfur compunds....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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Air Pollution - Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People produce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes can be in the form of gases or particles of solid or liquid substance. These substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution. natural pollutants include dust, soil particles and naturally occurring gases. The rapid growth of population and industry and the increased use of automobiles and airplanes, have made air pollution a serious problem....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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How Outdoor Air Pollution Affects the Quality of Indoor Air - Introduction We spend most of our time indoors, at work, home and school or even at the shopping mall. There are many sources of air indoor pollution, building materials, cigarettes, consumer products, gas appliances, and furniture can all add to the problem. However, the toxic emissions from many of these contributors are not measured or are only partially measured by local, state or federal laws. Pollution from power plants, cars, and other transportation is a well-known source of outdoor air pollution, but sometimes our indoor air quality is worse; it can be up to ten times worse for you than the outside air....   [tags: health, environmental science]
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Air Pollution - Air Pollution Among the different Civil rights and liberties Americans should be able to enjoy are the ones to breathe clean, good quality air, indoor (schools, homes, hospitals, offices, homes, sports complex, camps and churches) and outdoor, and live in areas safe from contaminated landfills, all very debated environmental policy issues. The United States Government at the federal as well as at the state and city levels is very much aware of the importance of the air pollution problem, in all of its aspects....   [tags: Atmosphere Ecology Environment]
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air pollution - Air Pollution The moment you step out of the house and are on the road you can actually see the air getting polluted. A cloud of exhaust from a truck, smoke filling the sky above a factory chimney, fly ash generated by thermal power plants, and even a cloud of dust behind a speeding car can pollute the air. Air pollution is aggravated because of four developments: increasing traffic, growing cities, rapid economic development, and industrialization. Natural phenomenon such as an erupting volcano or even someone smoking a cigarette can also cause air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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Air Pollution - Air Pollution Air, is the most essential element for all living organisms and yet, most humans play a big role on polluting this essential resource. Air pollution may not be as dangerous in its direct outcome as nuclear or water pollution can be, but in the long term it will have an tremendous effect on the environment and health of its organisms living in. Asthma, cancer, acid rain, and the disability to photosynthesize are only a few causes of air pollution.The atmospheric pollutants with the greatest effect onto the environment are the carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, dust particles, radioactive isotopes, and chlorofluorocarbons....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Air Pollution - When looking at air pollution, we can see that there are many types, one type is acid rain. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels mainly in power stations and industry in countries such as Germany, United Kingdom and other economically developed countries is the major cause of acid rain. Acidic deposition or acid rain as it is commonly known occurs when emissions of sulphur dioxide (so2) and oxides of nitrogen (no) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen and oxidants to form various acidic compounds, sunlight further accelerates this process with the introduction of heat....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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How Outdoor Air Pollution Affects the Quality of Indoor Air - The probability of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants depends on many factors. Preexisting medical conditions and age are two important influences or if a person reacts to a pollutant depends on individual sensitivity, which varies tremendously from person to person. Some people can become sensitized to organic pollutants after frequent exposures, and it seems that some people can become sensitized to chemical pollutants as well. Long-term effects Other health effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or only after frequent or long periods of exposure....   [tags: health, environmental deterioration]
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Automobile Air Pollution - Automobile Air Pollution Efforts to improve the standard of living for humans, through the control of nature and the development of new products have also resulted in the pollution of the environment. Much of the world's air, water, and land is now partially poisoned by pollution. Some places have become uninhabitable. This pollution exposes people all around the globe to new risks from disease. Many species of plants and animals have become endangered or are now extinct. The air pollution comes from lots of sources but the paper will be about air pollution cause by automobiles....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Preventing Air Pollution - Preventing Air Pollution Air Pollution is a problem nation wide. The pollution hangs over our cities and is harmful and destroys living things and materials. Diesel exhaust is one of the most dangerous sources of air pollution. This type of pollution comes from on road vehicles such as large trucks and buses although factories, construction equipment and farms are big polluters too. Pollution from diesel engines contributes to about 80% of the added cancer risk from toxic air pollution nationwide....   [tags: Environment, Toxic, Ecology Essays] 1203 words
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Urban Air Pollution. - Urban Air Pollution The transportation sector is responsible for a large majority of air pollutants in our urban areas, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, which form ground-level ozone. Tens of millions of Americans live in areas not meeting at least one federal air quality standard. In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments to combat high emission levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and the creation of ground-level ozone by petroleum-based transportation fuels....   [tags: Papers] 1080 words
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Investigating Air Pollution - Investigating Air Pollution There are many different types of air pollutant. These pollutants have different effects on the environment and on our health. Some, directly because they are harmful chemicals and others because they can react together to produce harmful chemicals. Other pollutants or pollutant combinations upset the natural balance of acidity and nitrogen in the environment which can affect the diversity of species in sensitive areas. Other pollutants can contribute to changing global conditions and potentially give rise to dramatic changes in climate and sea level....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania - Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania In looking at how weather and climate effect Tanzanian society, it is important to emphasize how both increased air pollution and evidence of climate change are of growing concern to Tanzania’s future. A developing nation of roughly 38 million citizens invested in an economy primarily focused on agriculture, Tanzania is at this time unable to handle the growing issues it is facing as they relate to the livelihoods of the majority of its citizens. Prolonged drought has increased the importance of the country’s rainy season, and further amplified the threat of each year’s dry months, which last for the majority of the year....   [tags: Africa Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia - Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia Air Pollution Fortunately for Alice Springs and much of the Northern Territory, its remote location and low population density mean that the city is not a large source of air pollution. In fact, in a report issued by the Northern Territory Minister of Infrastructure, Planning, and Environment, it is said that while doing testing for the National Environmental Protection Measure the government only tested for particulate matter in Alice Springs, instead of the whole slate of air pollutants, which would have included Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Environment Quality Research and Development About Air Pollution - Environment Quality Research and Development About Air Pollution A hundred years ago, a book about air pollution would have attracted very few readers. Those that did read it would have felt that it was just about as important as a book about air traffic control, abortion, or pill. Today when the word pollution is mentioned, almost everyone from the child in kindergarten to the octogenarian appreciates that we are talking about a problem affecting all society. Now, pollution has become the sixth or seventh most serious problem in the world....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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An Exploration of How to Prevent the Effects and Causes of Air Pollution - An Exploration of How to Prevent the Effects and Causes of Air Pollution Air pollution has not always been an area of individual problem but has always been a big major of global problem. In fact, air pollution is not a new issue to us. When I was in high school, I was already interested in doing research about air pollution. I began my search of my issue with the following questions in mind. What causes pollution. What are its effects. What can we do to prevent it, and get rid of it. Can we stop this nightmare altogether....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Evaluate proposals for reducing environmental air pollution by energy - Evaluate proposals for reducing environmental air pollution by energy taxation and emissions trading. Pollution is created as a by-product of output in most industries. It can be described as an external cost to the economy as its existence causes a loss of welfare to the population as a whole, and, in a free market, this loss of welfare will generally go uncompensated. However, that does not mean that the optimal level of pollution is zero, contrary to the environmentalist presumption, as this would mean that economic activity would have to be zero and this is illogical....   [tags: Economics] 1984 words
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Environmental Air Pollution - My views of the environment are rooted in my belief in creation. I do not believe that life on earth began spontaneously, nor do I believe that the earth is so delicately balanced. I don’t believe that the earth and its ecosystem are fragile. Many radical environmentalists do, they believe man can come along, all by themselves and change everything for worse. After hundreds of millions of years, they believe that we are the last two generations of human existence. And they think we can destroy the earth all by ourselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 1271 words
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The Importance of Reducing Detrimental Vehicle Emissions - If greenhouse gases were nonexistent, the Earth’s atmosphere would be 33 degrees Celsius colder than it is currently. Throughout the past century, the entire Earth has increased in temperature by nearly .5 degrees Celsius. (Hopwood and Cohen) One contributor to this problem is vehicle fuel emissions. These emissions are seriously affecting the health of humans. As a result, scientists are working on alternate fuel vehicles and zero-emission vehicles. There are many pollutants that are emitted from a regular vehicle today....   [tags: air pollution]
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PM10 in Christchurch and the Impact It Has on Health - Air pollution, the contamination of air through pollutants and gases (The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, n.d.) is an issue greatly impacting New Zealand’s citizen’s health and in Christchurch, can account for up to 9.1% of all deaths (Palmer & Mann, 2011). More prevalent in winter, when the mountainous terrain, calm winter weather and the warm air layer allow for the emissions to become trapped in a cold air blanket, locking them in at street level, thus creating a temperature inversion; (University of Waikato, 2009), the recommended exposure to PM10, a pollutant with particles that have a diameter smaller than 10 microns (Ministry for the Environment, 2003) in Christchurch...   [tags: air pollution, New Zealand]
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