Environment: Air Pollution
Holden C. Edmonds
COMM 2367: Persuasive Communication
September 5, 2016 Environment: Air Pollution
Newspaper or Periodical
Hawthorne, M. (2011, April 1). High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct- met-pilsen-lead-problems-20110331- story.html Hawthorne’s article presents an example of the dangers of polluted air. The article focuses on a Chicago elementary school, where lead levels in the air were found to be more than 10 times the health standard. Compared to other findings from nearby areas, the readings from the school were much …show more content…
The article also points out the long-term damage that can be done to children, stemming directly from the pollutants as well as considering the indirect negative impact that can occur, such as decreased school attendance. They reason that these pollutants can be significantly reduced through the implementation of policies that reduce pollution and, by proxy, health problems in children. I can use this source to present further evidence of the dangers of pollutants to children and their livelihoods. This can resonate within my audience as, not long ago, they themselves were children. Larr has completed a master of public health degree from Columbia University, while Neidell is an associate professor at the Department of Health Policy at Columbia University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. This shows that both authors have extensive experience in human health and the aspects that affect it. The article was also peer-reviewed by Mauzerall of Princeton University, giving it further …show more content…
By using data from various sources, they came to the conclusion that not only is air pollution exposure harmful to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems of the body, but that it also should be considered as a cause of inactivity in humans, as inactivity was shown to increase between 16-35% per exposure class in normal weight respondents. This article further shows evidence of the dangers of air pollution, which will be useful to show my audience that air pollution can negatively influence the activity levels of people. Also, it can show how this inactivity can cause high levels of obesity and other health problems. The source is credible because it is a peer-reviewed article published in a respected journal. Each author works in specialized fields, such as Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and Epidemiology consult services for the United States Air
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The Flint water crisis is an ongoing catastrophe that is currently affecting around 98,310 resident’s water supply in Michigan. What makes matters worse is that this particular area is already poverty stricken, with 41% of house hold income averaging around $24,862. (CNN) With that being said they don’t have the money to just up and move because of contaminated water. The people of Flint are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally because of the water crisis, the rising levels of lead found in the water have caused brain damage, hair loss and even cancer. The government has been taking an ample amount of time to resolve this matter, but have yet to come up with a solution to the problem.
Industrialization had a massive toll on America and Europe. Industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one, involving the extensive re-organization of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because there were many job opportunities, although it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were that the children were forced to work so they could help out their families, air and water pollution, and horrible working/living conditions.
An example of air pollution that has become more prominent in the last few years has been acid rain. Acid rain had increased the marginal social cost on the American people through its risks of a persons health, however, most people only realize the marginal social benefits that it represents, like the goods that are made, with the rain as their product. Title IV of the Clean Air Act is where we find the laws that regulate Acid Deposition, which occurs when sulfur and nitrogen emissions combined with other substances, are changed in the atmosphere and then dropped back on Earth in a form that is very harmful to a persons and the environments health. The Clean Water Act was put into place in order to create a system so that there aren 't too many pollutants released into the U.S. 's water supply and to make sure that the water is deemed as safe for Americans to use and drink from.
“A notable example of the link between disparities in indoor environmental exposures and health effects is childhood lead poisoning attributable to deteriorating lead paint and lead-contaminated soil. ”(p. 1650, Adamkiewicz, et, al) Lead poising is just one example of indoor living conditions that contribute to heath concerns, others consisting of, exposure to pest allergens, second hand smoke, pesticides and other chemical
The documentary film, about air pollution in El Paso, targets on how humans assist the greenhouse effect increase in this area. In 2004, El Paso was ranked in the top 10% of the whole United States in toxic wastes. The factories and power plants contribute the most toxins that is distributed in the air. There is laws in El Paso that aid to conserve and reduce pollution within the atmosphere since the city has a history of acquiring such toxic fumes. A survey conducted by University of Texas-El Paso students expose that only about 10% of people are aware of the law.
The Bronx is an incredibly urban and populated area attracting traffic from all over. It is home to waste sites, distribution centers, power plants, and so much more. Though each building gives off a different type of waste, whether it be smog from smokestacks or diesel exhaust from trucks, each of these large sites that exist throughout this small area give off a fine particulate matter known as PM2.5. This matter is essentially what contributes to the difficulty breathing people experience as these tiny particles can become lodged in a person’s lungs over time. Studies have consistently found a strong correlation between PM2.5 and conditions like asthma, lung disease, and heart disease.
In short, the biological model of health is mainly defined from the absence of disease, from the model that is well-matched with positive meanings in relation to balance of normal functioning. The social model health is actually a positive state of well-being and wholeness linked with however this is not mainly explained from the non-existence of disease, physical, mental impairment and illness (Gross, 2010). Overall the concepts of ill health and health are not balanced. Non-existences of disease might be part of health, however health is considered more than the “absence of disease”.
b. Credibility: Air is a necessity to be able to live. But today air becomes an element to kill us slowly. Air pollution is a major problem in the world yet it is not given enough attention to. Cities have higher air pollution compared to provinces because of the inevitable huge number of vehicles and heavily congested areas. According to Eva Ocfemia, the assistant director of the DENR-EMB in 2015, the air pollutant concentration of NCR reached 130 micrograms per cubic meters in terms of total suspended particulates (TSP), higher than the previous year and the safe level.
There are many problems that threatens society and one problem in particular, air pollution is a problem that threatens everyone. Air pollution is the contamination of air with pollutants that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. It began to be a problem when humans discovered the uses of fire and then the amount of air pollution exponentially grew after the industrial revolution, and is still a problem even today. The largest causes of air pollution are from human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and gas emissions from manufacturing plants. There are ways that ordinary people can help contribute to prevent air pollution and or else face the dangerous consequences of polluted air.
Automotive emission related air pollution must be reduced before its effects on health can
1. Introduction Air pollutin is a public health concern and it has been since the discovery of fire. Incidents and episodes of air pollution have been recorded throughout the history. Air pollution is divided into two, it is the indoor air pollution and the outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is produced in households or at offices by pollutants such as tobacco smoke, household products or pesticides.
CHAPTER 1 1. INTRODUCTION The air we respire contains mixture of natural and man-made chemical, physical and biological elements that modifies ambient air quality. Among all air pollutants, the most threatening for human health include particulate matter and gaseous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide (WHO). The movement of people into urban areas and the growth of industry within these areas has carried more people into contact with air pollution than any other time in recent memory.