Although all kinds of pollutions negatively affects humans' lives, air pollution has a very high level of negative effects on them. Three important effects of air pollution are: global warming, health problems and adulteration of water sources and soil. Health problem is the most important effect of air pollution because this effect has taken many people's lives and still it kills thousands of humans' lives per day. Totally, these effects can threaten humans' lives on the earth and make our conditions worse than before. So it is highly recommended to stop the progression of this serious problem, by keeping your environment clean, decreasing use of machineries and transportation vehicles that produce hazardous gases and finally reducing burning leaves, plastics, trash and other materials similar to
Outdoor air pollution involves exposures that take place outside of the built environment (NIH). Examples include: burning fossil produce, Noxious Gases, ground level ozone, ect. Many scientists state that pollution in the atmosphere is having outstanding consequences, air pollution is helping cool the climate, masking some of the global warming. Which is really amazing for the planet since global warming is such a controversial topic. Air pollution really damages the environment creating acid rain and destroys the ozone which protects us from harmful uv
Air Pollution greatly affects our health and well-being on a global scale resulting in deaths and health difficulties for a great portion of the world population. The diseases that are a result of breathing in the toxic air are lung disease, heart disease, strokes, Asthma and cancer. As Kate Galbraith states, “Dirty air can cause lung damage as well as heart disease, strokes and cancer” (2). The air we breathe into our lungs is full of containments such as Carbon Dioxide emissions, greenhouse gases and other chemicals. Carbon Dioxide is the gas we exhale from our lungs and by breathing this gas into our lungs we shock our lungs.
Air Pollution and its Harmful Effects “Air Pollution, addition of harmful substances to the atmosphere resulting in damage to the environment, human health, and quality of life.” (Encarta Air Pollution) “Damage” may be quite an understatement on this topic. I believe that mass extinction might be more than damaging to the quality of life. I seem to be “jumping the gun” here but as you will see air pollution is a very deadly environmental concern. In the United States alone, air pollution has been a serious environmental and public health problem since the early part of the 1900’s. Acid Rain, Ozone Depletion, Smog, and Global Warming are all the result 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.
Although air quality degradation because of air pollution is a global problem that threatens humanity’s wellbeing overall, it is largely associated with environmental bias. (Anastasia Dimitriou and Vasilia Christidou, 2011) Air pollutants rise from both manufactured and natural processes. Pollutants are also defined as primary pollutants resulting from fire of fuels and manufacturing processes and secondary pollutants, those which are produced due to response of primary pollutants in the atmosphere. The ambient air quality may be defined by the attention of a set of pollutants which may be present in the ambient air we breathe in. These pollutants may be called principles pollutants.
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.
There are several kinds of toxins and pollutants in the air, which contribute to the serious environmental issue of air pollution. One of those major toxins is dioxin, a highly toxic compound... ... middle of paper ... ...y these health situations occur. In conclusion, air pollution affects the immune system, making it weak and vulnerable to certain bacteria, illnesses, viruses and foreign invaders. Common diseases that are affected the most include asthma and allergies. Air pollution in general has been seen to modify the immune system's handling of particular allergens.
Pollution of the greenhouse gases is one of the biggest factors that cause it. These greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane from landfills , fossil fuels, nitrous oxide from fertilizers, and lastly carbon monoxide, all of these gases warm and hurt the atmosphere. Some of these gases are caused by natural things on earth like volcanoes , but humans are the ones who are responsible for most of these gases in the air(“Global Warming”). Global warming is warming of the regions and that is what causes the severe weather and melting of the ice caps. Global warming is the result of human air pollution of the greenhouse gases into the environment and it is killing our planet.
Throughout history, we as a society has been prone to polluting the earth without realizing the damage it may cause. It may not be obvious now but all those built up pollutions will have brought about a disaster for the future generations to come if we don’t try to keep it to a minimum. The one with the greatest concerns would be toxic air pollutants as “it may cause various significant health problems and generally comes from power plants, industries, pesticide application, and contaminated windblown dust”(Birkeland), which are produced by humans. This not only creates a health hazard, it would also contribute to climate change, global warming, and affects all form of life, not just humans. However, pollutions at the hand of humans have been