Cause Of Air Pollution In Malaysia

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Title: Causes of air pollution and water pollution Pollution is the effect of undesirable changes in our surroundings that have harmful effects on plants, animals and human beings. During the last few decades, we have contaminated our water, air and land and nowadays the pollutions become more serious. Pollutants including solid, liquid and gaseous produced due to the human activities such as industrial development, transportation and many more. The term ‘contaminated’ shows the worse pollution trigger by human and it is very dangerous to health. Harmful condition from “water source that become polluted with any chemicals or organic matter is dangerous to human health, also for the air pollutant bring the nasal effect to the human because of contaminating air” (M.Harrison, 2001, p. 239). In Malaysia, there are many industrial zones in the development nowadays such as Port Klang, Pasir…show more content…
According to Granholm & Chester (2003), open burning is described as the burning of unwanted paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass and other debris, where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the air without passing through a chimney or stack (Granholm & Chester, 2003). Unlike the smoke emitted from the vehicles, open burning is more to human activities committed by irresponsible persons or authorities without considering the adverse effects to the environment. Moreover, the air pollution becomes more contaminated when people are not responsible for the burning of the materials that are made from rubber like tyres, plastic and other materials that produce toxins. Afroz, Hassan and Ibrahim (2003) reported that for the past five years the three major sources of air pollution in Malaysia are mobile sources (70-75% of total air pollution), stationary sources (20-25%) and open burning sources (3-5%). Therefore, it shows that open burning is one of the main causes that contributes to air

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