Air Pollution By: Baily Parks

  • Air Pollution is classified into two sections-visible air pollution and invisible air pollution. The causes of air pollution are
  • Burning of Fossil Fuels including trucks,jeeps,cars,trains,and airplanes.
  • Agricultural Activities including ammonia is a very common by product from agriculture related activities and is one of the most hazardous gases in the atmosphere.
  • Exhaust from factories and industries including Manufacturing industries release large amount of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, organic compounds, and chemicals into the air by depleting the quality of air.
  • Mining operations including mining process where minerals below the earth are extracted using large equipment
  • Indoor air pollution including Household cleaning products, painting supplies emit toxic chemicals in the air and cause air pollution.

The Effects of Air pollution and the deadly power of air pollution is no new finding. The first one is Respiratory and heart problems: The effects of Air pollution are alarming. They are known to create several respiratory and heart conditions along with Cancer, are other threats to the body. 2. Global warming: Another direct effect is the immediate alterations that the world is witnessing due to Global warming. 3 Acid Rain: Harmful gases like nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides are released into the atmosphere during the burning of fossil fuels. 4 Eutrophication: Eutrophication is a condition where high amount of nitrogen present in some pollutants gets developed on sea’s surface and turns itself into algae and and adversely affect fish, plants and animal species. 5 Effect on Wildlife: Just like humans, animals also face some devastating affects of air pollution. Toxic chemicals present in the air can force wildlife species to move to new place and change their habitat. 6 Depletion of Ozone layer: Ozone exists in earth’s stratosphere and is responsible for protecting humans from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The Solutions for Air Pollution are use public mode of transportation are encourage people to use more and more public modes of transportation to reduce pollution.

Try to make use of car pooling. Conserve energy are switch off fans and lights when you are going out. Large amount of fossil fuels are burnt to produce electricity. Understand the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle do not throw away items that are of no use to you. Reuse them for some other purpose. Emphasis on clean energy resources is clean energy technologies like solar, wind and geothermal are on high these days. Use energy efficient devices are CFL lights consume less electricity.

Air Pollution in India is so bad that it kills half a million people every year. Numerous studies have concluded that both outdoor and indoor pollution can cause a variety of serious diseases, including ischemic heart disease, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, increased risk of stroke and even lung cancer and is responsible for about 3 million deaths worldwide each year.

The new study for air pollution which focuses specifically on India, further supports those estimates. The study relied on computer simulations of outdoor air pollution levels throughout the nation — including both fine particulate matter and ozone, which is also known to cause respiratory disease — using data from national inventories on pollutant emissions. The researchers then used a model (relying on previous research on the human health response to pollution exposure) to estimate the number of associated premature deaths. All the simulations were based on 2011 data.

There are five solutions for air pollution 1. use public mode of transportation,2. conserve energy,3.understand the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle,4.emphasis on clean energy resources and 5. the use energy efficient devices

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