EPA (2013) has a record of 187 hazardous air pollutants which include contaminants such as benzene in gasoline, perchlorethlyene released from some dry cleaning companies and methylene chloride used for production of solvent and paint stripers. EPA (2013) stated that there are six common pollutants which are also called criteria pollutants. These include Ozone, Particulate matter, Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen oxide, Sulfur dioxide and lead. The Union of Concerned Scientists (2013) proposed that transportation is the highest cause of air pollution in the United States. These automobiles serve as a direct source of air pollution to the environment and also produce precursor substances that forms some secondary contaminants (EPA, 2014).
Brief History Ford Motor Company is one of the greatest and most successful automobile manufactures (Bryant University, 2004). It was founded in 1903 in Detroit, Michigan by Henry Ford, an innovative individual credited with the introduction of mass production through his assembly line. The Model A was the first car off its production line, and sold for $850. Its considerably low prices and stellar performance of its vehicles ensured that Ford made a steady progress into the global arena, expanding into European nations such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The company’s mission and vision revolves around the context of “One Ford”; that is, one team, one plan, one goal-whereby the overall vision is to deliver profitable growth for all (Ford, 2014).
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Death of a Planet Air pollution is a very big problem in the United States. A large part of air pollution comes from cars. The Environmental Protection Agency says, "The most polluting activity an average person does everyday is drive their car"(1 factsheet OMS-5). Most people probably aren't aware that they are polluting the environment. Maybe if everyone knew how serious this pollution problem is, they would find ways to reduce the pollution.
1. Industry History & Current Overview Since the invention of the Ford’s Model T, the modern automobile industry has been manufacturing affordable automobiles for everyone in the U.S. The age of design of cars boomed as people started to demand more customization of their cars (Model T only came black). This began the shift from manufacturing-driven automobile to a more design-driven automobile. The Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) emerged in the 1990s based on the negative image of the minivan, which was developed throughout the 1980s on a bland and purely functional platform.
Radioactive isotopes which are caused by small quantities from nuclear waste and nuclear accidents have an carcinogenic effect on the environment as well. The outcome of chlorfluorocarbons, which had been first discovered in the 80s is that it destroys the ozone layer. Many of those major atmospheric pollutants combined produce the dangerous and well known smoke and gas emission called smog. Smog or dust dome is most often formed when a layer of cool air is trapped beneath a layer of still warmer air. The mixture of benzopyrene ( a cancer causing substance that is produced by the evaporation of petrol), the waste of hydrocarbons, combined with nitrogen dioxide, oxygen, and sunlight produce the photochemical smog which can be recognized as the yellow cloud over every big city in the world.
Gasoline prices of approximately $2.00 per gallon started taking a huge bite out of family budgets in 2004, and many middle-class consumers who owned fuel guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks began to wish they had vehicles that were much less expensive to operate. By 2005-2006, with gasoline prices in the $3.00 range, the party was over for traditional, large SUVs. While gasoline prices moderated during much of 2007, they were still in the $2.70 range in most markets. One result was the phenomenal demand for Toyota's Prius hybrid car. Toyota responded by raising the price and planning production increases.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas produced from the vehicle's exhaust as a result of imperfect burning. It constrains with the blood's ability to carry oxygen to the brain, heart, and other tissues. Unborn or newborn children and people with heart disease are in greatest danger from this pollutant, but even healthy people can experience headaches, fatigue and reduced reflexes due to CO exposure. Today I am going to talk about how automobile emissions produce CO and effect humans and lead them to Asthma same as many more health problems. In the article, “Vehicle Exhaust to Health Problems” in New York Times, Exhaust from cars and trucks aggravates asthma in humans and may cause new cases as well as other respiratory diseases resulting in deaths, a self-originated institute described.
O’Connor, Anahad. “Teenage Driving Laws May Just Delay Deadly Crashes.” The New York Times, 14 September 2011. Web. 9 March 2014. "Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers; Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving."