Cause Of Air Pollution

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“E atma Gandhi, Good Reads). This quote applies to today’s world almost everywhere, as destruction for one’s own needs continue regularly. Furthermore, right now almost everyone is inhaling gases they do not need that contribute over 5.5 million deaths worldwide every year; from the 5.5, 1.6 million deaths are caused in China and roughly 1.3 million in India—because air pollution (Amos). Air pollution is one of the major factors causing death worldwide. Environmental justice occurs it everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment, while having access to enough environmental resources for a healthy life. However, today is the contrary. Poor people have minimal access to the resources in comparison to the rich and/or middle class…show more content…
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), automobile emissions are the number one source of carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, and unstable organic compounds released into the atmosphere. However, the emissions of a single vehicle are usually quite low, when you add up the millions of vehicles in travel in any urban metropolitan area, the results of emissions that contribute to air pollution are quite high. As a result, the EPA states that “driving a private car is probably a typical citizen’s most ‘polluting’ daily activity.” The combustion of fossil fuels like coal and gasoline releases a multitude of pollutants into the atmosphere, which contribute to smog, acid rain, greenhouse gas emissions and other tribulations (Environmental Protection Agency). Smog is the most obvious form of air pollution (National Geographic Society). It is a mixture of gaseous and particulate pollutants largely caused by the action of UV light energy on sulfuric dioxide, Nitric oxide, ozone and exhaust gases (Sandak). Proceeding with, industrialization or industrial processes, they are the second cause of lead pollution in the air, after automobile emissions. And in addition to that, they are the third most common source of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. Which include processes like mining, oil and gas production, chemical and cement…show more content…
People know that massive areas of forest are cut down every day so businesses get the wood they want and others get the land they want. What they forget is the disturbing effect that this process can have a on the local area, and the environment as a whole. Also that greenspace can play a role in justifying or moderating other forms of environmental risk or harm (Walker). Between 24,000 to 30,000 square miles of rain forests disappear every year, which means that urban greenspaces are highly important in today’s world; as the trees are disappearing slowly in the urban area the quality and quantity of oxygen is decreasing and carbon levels are increasing. Keeping in mind, that when the carbon levels increase the heat around Earth increases too and this contributes to global warming and the green house effect (Sandak). Though, the importance of greenspaces and forests is what that really matters. Firstly, greenspace is good for mental health as it is for physical health. Research says that when a person is stressed out the more he/she is surrounded by nature the more it will help him/her calm down (Rutledge). Secondly, urban green spaces can have community and social value providing a public forum where neighbors can get together and share a space for cultural, recreational, collective, and social activity; and for political debate and organization. Now the last, but one of the many
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