The Harmful Effects Of Air Pollution

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Nowadays, the world is witnessing many dangerous problems on human’s life: one of them is air pollution. Thus, the term “pollution has taken over the mass media; we hear this word almost every day. We read about its harmful effects on our environment, but we rarely try to find solutions. However, studies have shown that every person breathes 20.000L of air every day; which means the more polluted the atmosphere is, the more we’re breathing toxic chemicals. In fact, there are many causes and effects to air pollution; however, various solutions are possible if some measures are implemented. In the article entitled “What is Air Pollution”: Air pollution is divided to two kinds: primary and secondary pollutants. The first kind of…show more content…
“What is Air Pollution?” retrieved from www.conserve-energy-future.com Besides, there are many studies and data on long-term exposure to air pollution and effects on children especially on their respiratory system. Thus, road traffic and the gas released from automobiles cause asthma. Therefore, we can assume that there’s a positive relationship between air pollution exposure from traffic and asthma on a child’s life (from 1-12 years old). Kluwon, W. (2013, January). “Epidemiology”. However, air pollution can be very dangerous and harmful to our health. Plus, its effects on the atmosphere are alarming, it can cause respiratory and heart problems, the contaminated air goes inside the body through the lungs and can lead to many kinds of cancer. Studies have clarified that children in areas exposed to air pollutant are commonly suffering from respiratory-system problems such as asthma and pneumonia. Another direct effect is global warming: when sunlight penetrates the earth, some gases stay and warm up our planet, others are trapped. Those trapped gases such as CO2 increase the temperature, increase the sea level, melt the icebergs……show more content…
Acid rain can cause huge damage to humans, animals and crops. “What is air pollution?” (n.d.). Retrieved from www.conserve-energy- future.com When we want to study the sources of air pollution, we can list then into two types: Natural and man-made sources. Natural sources as in gas released during the digestion of some kinds of animals, for example: pollutants carried in the atmosphere. As for man-made pollutants, we can list many examples: smoke emitted from biomass, the reactions in which specific gases and chemicals react together to form harmful fumes that will be very dangerous for our health and our planet. That’s why humans should always look for solutions to this huge damaging problem. One of these solutions could be using public transportation by encouraging people to use the bus or car in order to reduce the emitting of harmful gases and the amount of air pollution. Besides that, people can also conserve and save energy by switching off the unused lights, electrical machines where large amount of fossil fuel is being burned to produce electricity. Also, nowadays many governments of different countries are providing clean energy technologies for their
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