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.
But there are different kinds of pollution some noticeable, some invisible that contribute to global warming. Normally some element that people present into the atmosphere that has harmful effects on humans and animals and the environment is known as air pollution. (Sarah
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 purpose of this paper is to describe the main types of pollution and their effects. Pollution can be defined as contaminating and spoiling the natural environment and our surroundings by using materials that cause harm and damage to the natural wealth. Pollution can be a result of human practices or some natural phenomenon. There are many types of pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and nuclear pollution. In this paper I will concentrate on the most common types of pollution: air pollution and water pollution.
Air pollution threatens the health of human beings and other living things on our planet. While often invisible, pollutants in the air create smog and acid rain, cause cancer or other serious health effects, diminish the protective ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, and contribute to the potential for world climate change. Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen and mold spores are some sources of air pollution. Some air pollutants are poisonous.
When we use these types of fuel, they produce not only smoke, but they also put by-products into the atmosphere. The cumulative effect of air pollution poses a grave threat to humans and the environment. “Chemical reactions involving air pollutants can create acidic compounds which can cause harm to vegetation and buildings. Sometimes, when an air pollutant, such as sulfuric acid combines with the water droplets that make up clouds, the water droplets become acidic, forming acid rain.” (Today, 2010) When acid rain falls is bad for trees, and can harm animals and other
Air pollution has become one of the most serious environmental problems here at home, and throughout the rest of the world. Air pollution is also perhaps one of the more politically sensitive problems because of the numerous economic, environmental and health implications involved. A key step in the policy-making process is to define the problem to be remedied. If we can not understand the problem, how are we to know what needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, implementing policies on air pollution has the politically undesirable effect of having extensive economic consequences on all sectors of the economy.
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. Introduction Over hanging smog is one of the major signs of air pollution in a city.
Environmental Pollution “is the undesired spread of toxic chemicals into the aquatic and terrestrial habitats of the world” (Reference). Pollution poses a threat to the health of civilians, harms our environment, and is the number one threat that we are faced upon. There are multiple types of pollution that affect our environment daily which include air, land, water, thermal, noise, and light. These various types of pollution all contribute to the overall factor of how detrimental pollution is. Not only does pollution have an affect on society, but it also takes a huge toll on our environment.
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