If having disgusting matter in the water was not bad enough, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions are just as bad. According to a source, most of the gas emissions come from the electricity that it requires to run a slaughterhouse. “The main source of these emissions is from the electricity used to run the slaughterhouses and to get rid of the previously mentioned wastewater as well as packing, cooling and transporting the dead animals” (Farr). The reason why greenhouse gases are dangerous to the environment is because they have been connected to global warming. Two of the most common pollutants from slaughterhouses are carbon dioxide and methane.
Why does Mexico have such a strong pollution rate? Mexico is surrounded by mountains on three sides, it is also 2,240 meters above sea level, this causes Mexico to have less oxygen, this causes pollution to increase rapidly. Diesel fuels do not burn in the correct form in this altitude, which causes high amounts of black carbon. This investigation will aim to test the effects of air pollution on endangered specie populations in Mexico, this is a very serious global issue since many of the beloved animals that are living in our world are despairing due to human mistakes and carelessness. To test air pollution Research Question: What is the effect of air pollution on endangered species population in Mexico?
Cadmium is a ubiquitous heavy trace metal toxicant and is well known as an industrial pollutant. Exposures to cadmium have been reported to reduce male fertility. Chromium is an important heavy metal which possesses several industrial applications Occupational exposure to chromium leads to alteration of semen status and may adversely affect the reproductive success of exposed workers. Lead is the most significant toxin of the heavy metals. Industrial decisions, such as the addition of lead to paints, dyes, and gasoline, have created an epidemic of lead poisonings.
(pg 47, anthony downs) Concerns about pollution were gradually raised from the 1940’s when LA was deemed the smog metropolis of the world, as well as the the 1950s when the great smog severely affected London (PG 273, Nature and Power: A Global History of the EnvironmentBy Joachim Radkau0) In the 1970’s, acid rain, one of major environmental issue due to industrial exhausts came to the world’s attention. It became an international issue because the effects were transnational and people could visibly see the impact of chemicals. ( pg 387, a history of the world). The Canadian lakes were undergoing acidification due to emissions from power plants in the United States, The Scandinavians found that their waterways were being damaged from coal combustion emissions in Britain and Germany while Poland and its neighbors realized that their use of sulfur-rich coal was causing acid rain in the region.
Pollution caused by crude oil and its petrochemical based products disrupt and alter the ecosystem balance. Incomplete combustion of crude oil leads to the production of greenhouse gases which causes acid rain and also accelerates climate change which is already having negative effect on the environment. Crude oil pollution poses a huge risk to the ecosystem if not properly managed because it enters the food web through the plant which is later transferred from one food chain to the other food chain (Sathishkumar et al. 2008). The strong persistence nature of crude oil and its total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) derivatives in air, water and land has attracted much attention from government and environmental stakeholder because accumulation of this pollution in plants and animal tissues leads to toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic effects which invariably leads to death (Abd-Elsalam et al.
Atmospheric pollution is caused by pollutants such as smoke from factories entering the atmosphere and being carried to waterways. Industrial waste can also create polluted runoff that collects in rivers and lakes. Another reason for water pollution is chemically treated sewage. This water carries harmful chemicals and high amounts of bacteria, which can potentially lead to serious diseases. Runoff from fields can contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can pollute
In effect, smog and soot produced by the burning coal had serious impacts on the environment as it resulted in the formation of acid rain that was first discovered in the 1850s. Therefore negatively impacting on plants, soil, fish and forests. Moreover, the invention of motor vehicles during the industrial revolution impacted on the environment negatively (Belden, 2001). As much as it made transport convenient, these motor vehicles emitted harmful gases and sulfur nitrogen compounds to the atmosphere which in turn have contributed to global warming. Furthermore, particle pollution which resulted from a mixture of ash, diesel exhaust, metals, chemicals and aerosols from automobile machines like cars caused air
"(Facts and Details). According to the World Bank two third of China 's population use water contaminated by human and industrial wastes and half of them use Hazardous drinking water (Facts and Details). Water pollution in China reduces the unadulterated water source, destroy the natural beauty, expanding the wellbeing issues and eventually crumple the economic system to create the living conditions more miserable. China is the world 's most populous nation that experiences water contamination. Around 70% of China 's rivers and lakes are polluted and they are risky for human contact.
(Rana,2006). It also affects those with existing respiratory conditions such as asthma. The agricultural industry is also affected by the high levels of air pollution and climate change. The burning of fossil fuels triggers the release of dangerous chemical such as sulphur oxide into the air. Sulphur has detrimental effects on vegetation.
Since the industrial revolution was solely powered by coal, it produced massive amounts of carbon dioxide that affected our earth. The pollution also affected a lot of people living in urban areas that were polluted by these gasses. In 1952, around 4000 people died because of polluted air in London over the course of several days. Pollution didn’t just affect humans; it also affected the animals and plants in the area, so wildlife suffered. Pollution was not all air pollution there was a lot of water pollution as well.