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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: The Number Offender Our Cars - The effects of air pollution are not only hurting us, but the environment as well. We can reduce air pollution through cars by using more eco-friendly fuel types, changing the way we manufacture cars, and finding more eco-friendly forms of transportation to use that will benefit the environment and your health. The invention of the automobile has been a revolutionary and astonishing improvement to transportation. Since the invention in 1885,humans have used the automobile as the number one form of transportation....   [tags: air pollution, fuel, automobile]
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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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Causes of Air Pollution - Stage I 1) - Choosing the topic My group chose this topic because of the health problems around us caused due to air pollution. Air pollution has become a serious issue not only in the UAE but also globally. Storms in UAE carrying sand and storms which has airborne and occur desert, also activities can make dust . Particulate tiny of sands , chemicals and dust lead to serious harm to lungs as American research included . In UAE as well as globally, use of coal and fossil fuels in factories, power-generating establishments, offices, even homes for power or heat , though beneficial, contribute to air pollution and smog....   [tags: carbon monoxide, dust, clean air]
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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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The Environmental Effects of Air Pollution - Air pollution remains as one of the most immense problems that modern society faces as of today. Dating back since the era of the Industrial Revolution, the usage of factories and heavy labor has introduced many unwelcome gases and substances to the atmosphere and many of today’s industries continue to worsen the situation of air pollution. Many people who were introduced to the Industrial Revolution cared less about pollution and as science began to expand, the awareness of air pollution has grown havoc towards today....   [tags: problems, acid, rain, ozone, climate] 538 words
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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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The Consequences of Air Pollution - Introduction The environmental issue that I’ve chosen is air pollution. Air Pollution is a huge environmental issue not only in the United States but all over the world. I picked this issue because of the affect that it has on our entire world. This is a highly important issue that people should be aware of because of the huge effect it has on practically everyone. In my essay I will address what air pollution is and how it starts, I will talk about which cities have high pollution verses cities with low pollution, what’s being done to change, and the affect it has on humans, animals, and our earth....   [tags: environmental issues]
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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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The Truth of Air Pollution - ... This is where the soil is an essential part of the water. This cannot be accomplished if both the soil and water are both acidic. The environment has led water and soil to a ripple effect which is not good for us and the environment. The ripple effect is a never ending problem. This ripple effect is not good because both the soil and water are affected negatively by acid rain. When the soil absorbs acidic precipitate it begins to lose nutrients which could lead us to a food shortage. To sum up, the environment has suffered tremendously from air pollution....   [tags: environmental, health issues]
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Air Pollution in Northern Utah - To be able to look at the distribution of air pollution from factories and incinerators and its effect on human populations, we must understand the justice of air pollution and how it is a multifaceted topic that can change over time. There has to be a party that is being adversely affected by air pollution. They have to be in a position where, do to various social, and economic issues, are being pushed into being adversely effected. There also needs to be a responsibility by the polluters for air pollution....   [tags: incinerators, environmental issues]
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Air Pollution in New Zealand - Introduction In Auckland, private cars are hugely important to individuals as a means of transport around the city. However the use of personal vehicles has a negative impact on the environment in the form of air pollution (Auckland Regional Council, 2014). Air pollution can be measured by the level of particulate matter found in the air. Particulate matter is made up of very fine particles in the air which may be visible but are not always seen (Ministry of Transport, 2002). Air pollution due to transport causes an increase in the amount of fine particulate matter specifically PM₁₀....   [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 West Virginia - Air Pollution West Virginia is faced with a moral dilemma when it comes to coal. Coal is the state’s number one resource, but it is affecting the health of its citizens. The effects of coal-fired power plants are harming the health of Americans nationwide, and even more so in our own state. Coal is West Virginia’s top source for income, jobs, and electricity, so should West Virginia, along with the rest of the nation switch to a greener alternative, or is clean coal technology really a viable option....   [tags: coal exploitation, moral dilemma] 1057 words
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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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Environmental Problem: Air Pollution - Air Pollution has become a growing problem the environment/earth has had to face with the introduction of man-made technology and natural sources. This particular type of pollution is made of a diverse variety of harmful materials that when introduced into Earth's atmosphere, destroys the equilibrium of our living environment. The introduction of these chemicals consequently has a negative effect on people’s health, food crops, and a big range of other living organisms. We as humans are mostly responsible with the contamination our planet by introducing the use of power plants, diesel cars, trucks, etc....   [tags: natural resources, harmful materials] 878 words
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Environmental Problems: Air Pollution - ... Additionally, these factors joint with poor building ventilation can further damage air quality since indoors pollutants cannot be removed. (Anastasia Dimitriou and Vasilia Christidou, 2011) Primary and Secondary Pollutants: Pollutants can be categorized as primary or secondary. Primary pollutants are materials that are straight produced into the atmosphere from causes. The highest primary pollutants known to source damage in high adequate focuses are the following: • Carbon compounds, such as CO, CO2, CH4, and VOCs • Nitrogen compounds, such as NO, N2O, and NH3 • Sulfur compounds, such as H2S and SO2 • Halogen compounds, such as chlorides, fluorides, and bromides Secondary polluta...   [tags: contaminants, fuels, manufacturing processes] 2149 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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Solving China's Air Pollution - ... PM2.5 is even more dangerous as its small size allows it to enter into organs, increasing the chances of cardiovascular illnesses such as heart disease and heart attacks. To make matters worse, the air pollution is so thick, it can block out the sun in the winter, reducing natural light and warmth. Thus the temperature drops and households use more energy for heating, causing more pollution which in turn causes more people to become ill (Fung & Hunt). Studies by the WB and The World Health Organization (WHO) show that 350-500 thousand people die prematurely due to air pollution in China (Moore)....   [tags: inability to implement environmental laws]
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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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Indoor Air Pollution - THE Quality of Indoor Air has become increasingly important given that the amount of time spent indoors is more than ever before. Indoor Air has been found to be contaminated with microbials (including viruses, microscopic bacteria, fungi, etc.), harmful gases (like VOCs, radon, formaldehyde, H2S, etc.) and particulates (PMx , dust, etc.) that are responsible for “building related diseases”( US EPA, 1990; WHO 1989). Building Related Diseases also known as Sick Building Syndrome is the collective name of illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, allergic reactions, headache, nose or throat irritation, dry cough, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, etc....   [tags: Contamination, Microbials] 967 words
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Harmful Effect of Air Pollution on Pregnancy - ... A study over the correlation between cancer and air pollution shows there were more leukemia cases by heavily traveled roads (Heck, 2013). Studies done on mice with O3 pollution resulted in impaired lung & reproductive tract outcomes in baby mice, as well as fewer viable pregnancies (Gray, 2013). Another source of air pollution are fuel types that women use to cook with in the home, and how much ventilation the home has. A study in India shows that kerosene was the most harmful fuel group with 9.1% of babies being stillborn (Wylie, 2014)....   [tags: fetus, premature, birth] 827 words
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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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Major Outcomes of Air Pollution, An Outline - Topic: Air Polution Title: Major outcomes of air pollution General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, the audience will know the 3 major effects of air pollution. Thesis: Getting to know the effects of air pollution will provide you high concern towards our flourishing environment. Introduction I. Attention Getter: Have you ever wondered why weather changes from time to time. Why some cities in China, Iran, and Qatar have a lot of people suffering from asthma, ear infection and many other health symptoms....   [tags: global warming, acid rain, health]
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Air Pollution: History and Recent Events - Air Pollution One of the most dangerous environment issues Southern California is facing today is air pollution. This includes the burning of fossil fuels and natural disasters. Los Angeles is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and the most polluted city in the United States. I will research information about the causes, the effects, and the history of air pollution in the Los Angeles. For my research, I have relied mostly on, the school’s database and library, as well as current events....   [tags: environmet issues in Southern California]
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Autonomous Air Pollution Monitoring System - ... An air pollution measurement system that is sufficient in terms of spatial and pollutant analysis, and is relatively low-priced and autonomous is the priority. Recent advances in information and communication technologies have resulted in the development of more efficient, low cost and multifunctional sensors. These micro sensors can be deployed in WSN to monitor and collect air environmental parameters [2]. The information is then wirelessly transmitted to data center server where they are integrated and analyzed....   [tags: sensor, health, gases] 1203 words
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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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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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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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The Truth of the Air - ... Furthermore, soil and water are to some extent interchangeable with each other. They are both fundamental to the environment. Due to the fact that acid rain is acidic when it descends into a large body of water it then makes it acidic as well. The normal pH of lakes and streams for instance, is between six and eight and when acid rain merges with water it begins to lower its pH level (What Is Acid Rain). To retrieve its normal pH level is quite burdensome, but it can be obtained. The method of recouping its pH level is by a process of “buffering capacity” which requires soil to neutralize its pH levels (What Is Acid Rain)....   [tags: air quality, pollution ]
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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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Toxins that Contribute to Air Pollution and Their Effect on Humans - To humans, having a healthy immune system is essential. Our immune system is important because it helps the body fight any foreign bacteria, viruses, and diseases by attacking it, which is why we must take care of it as much as possible by strengthening it. But this so called defense system can also cause problems such as attacking donated organs or blood from another individual, unless the organs or blood are carefully matched. It may also overreact to harmless invaders such as pollen grains, which can cause hayfever, and in particular occasions the immune system may also turn against the body's own cells....   [tags: the human inmune system]
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Hong Kong's Problem of Air Pollution and Energy Use - Executive Summary Load Signature by instantaneous power waveform (IPW) is decomposition of appliance distinctly operates or a load device base on instantaneous power waveform (IPW). In this project, I will try to design a program using software Matlab / Simulink or labview for instantaneous power waveform. It is convenient to convert the raw data collected form power meter to IPW for analysis. This technique can use on power monitoring, power quality and equipment health monitoring and energy saving....   [tags: visibility deaths, power, electricity] 612 words
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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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Air Pollution a Very Costly Environmental Problem - Air pollution has become very costly environmental problem in terms of both human lives and in terms of billions of dollars lost for health-care expenditure and crop damage. Air pollution according to the Wikipedia << is the introduction of particulates, biological materials, or other harmful materials into the Earth’s atmosphere, possibly causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or built environment>>. Therefore, human being should be aware of the facts that the environment and all living creatures are dying....   [tags: causes, control, burning waste]
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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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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 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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Air Pollution - Air Pollution This 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 odours. Among air pollutants emitted by natural sources, only the radioactive gas radon is recognised as a major health threat. A by-product of the radioactive decay of uranium minerals in certain kinds of rock, radon leaks into the basements of homes built on these rocks, creating a risk of lung cancer to residents....   [tags: Papers] 1332 words
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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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