Problems With Air Pollution

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You are in a car on your way to school and when glancing out the window you see the same yellow colored buildings in line. The air is dry and hazy, so you stick to staying indoors. You say bye to your mum as you hurry straight into the school building. This is the how your daily course to school usually goes, but many people don’t notice how far it’s gone because it’s become the new normal! City planners should rethink how they can design cities to make them more sustainable and better for their citizen’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. The first major problem that cities face is Air Pollution, and one that they may not be thinking about is the factor of interaction. Currently, cities are designed for buildings and cars, not people.…show more content…
Business Insider wrote about how in China, there are 1-2 million people who die every year, to emphasise, that makes about 4,000 premature people who die every day due to Air Pollution. These people would not have died if they had other options. There are many types of Air Pollution, ranging from lead poisoning to inhaling nitrogen oxides, but the one that is most obvious in Qatar, is Particle Pollution. To clarify, Qatar has the 12th highest concentration of particle matter. Particle matter, which is also known as PM, is when a high concentrate of minute particles of dust, sand or smoke which is found in the air affects cardiovascular health. The main cause of this, is automobiles. The Environmental Protection Agency, known as EPA, brings attention to how the most dangerous particles, are the ones that are small enough to be unseen by the naked eye. Steve Milloy however, has a different approach to this problem, and claims it misinformation. He compared statistics from the EPA website that said PM2.5 kills 432,000 nonsmokers per year. With data on how smoking kills 434,000 people per year. It was confusing how breathing ‘normal’ air could kill just as many as a smoker. It is easier to understand when imagining. Envision breathing in minute pieces of dust, and it traveling deep into your lungs, and straight to your bloodstream. It gets stuck in your heart as it beats. As the dust collects, your heart starts to beat irregularly around the chunk, and you are on your path to a

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