The advancement of automobiles over time has directly affected the advancement of society as a whole. Society relies intensely and increasing on private motorized transport, vehicles are expected to become safer, more luxurious and powerful. These expectation, however do not take into account of the ensuring consequences such as greater emissions of air pollutants and greater exposure of people to hazardous pollution that causes serious health problems. All the evidence points to the magnitude of these adverse effects on health and to the need to identify solutions that both reduce risks to health and meet the requirement for mobility. This creates a major challenge to the governments, public health organizations, environment authorities and most importantly to the design engineers.
Environmental challenges facing the American auto industry The environmental challenges facing the American auto industry are quite extensive. Most automakers are coming out with new emission systems and technology that reduce fossil fuel usage and promote a healthier environment. The government has been useful in the safety sector of automobiles since the early 1960’s. Regulations that require safety belts, emission control systems, and safety glass are among the top concerns of our government since the inception of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966. The auto industry has also been under high demand to meet miles per gallon standards for automobiles and trucks.
For almost a century with the rapid growth of technology, the increasing pressure from population and the development of heavy industry, air pollution has become the extreme serious problem in the whole world. Slanina (2013) states that due to the chemical waste gases from factory and vehicle emission from traffic pollution, which not only bring negative effects to the public it also reduce the living quality and air quality. In this day and age, the problem of air pollution has aroused public’s concern, especially in several developing countries such as China, India and South Africa. This essay will discuss the adverse effects of air pollution and give some potential solutions about
From this information, the road crashes obviously constitute a great economic for worldwide health problem. The energy absorption capacity of protective and vehicles structures has become more important for safety requirements. For example, to address the adverse effects of an event, the increasing focus has been paid to the use of energy-absorbing devices. Such devices has predominantly been designed to mitigate impact energy during a collision for protect the structure and its occupant. For many years, the various types of energy absorbers have been placed in the vehicle structures, particularly for the cars is constitute significant number for the road casualties this caused by car crashes.
During the last decade, air pollution issues have become more intense, leading governments and citizens to speed up application of advanced technologies and abandon traditional, heavy-polluting development patterns. Our main concern lies with transportation sector, which is one of the main actor for air pollution issues, especially responsible for urban air pollution. China’s economy has been expanding rapidly, and consumer demand for vehicles has been increasing commensurately with GDP. Forecasts have been made by the National Bureau of Statistics about the growth of transportation fleet, which should reach upon 94 million vehicles by 2020. As an aftermath of such a tremendous economic growth, in 2007, China overtook the USA to become the world’s largest emitter of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel combustion (IEA 2009).
In the past few decades there has been an uprising in questions regarding environmental risk factors to the human health. With all the recent discussion about global warming and pollution, people want to know what in the environment is putting their lives at risk. Today, the amount of energy and fossil fuels burned in modern day Earth has made air pollution become a major concerning pathogen from the environment. Air pollution, or pollution in general, is a generally new topic of research for many. However, there has been enough evidence and consistency in researches on air pollution to show that it has significantly life-threatening effects on human health—especially the cardiovascular system.
The first impact of the influx of a large number of migrant workers on the Malaysian economy is the air pollution increase. If the migrant increase, the population increase. The net migration in Kuala Lumpur is 25700 from 1991-1997 (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, 2015). One of the major effect on contributing on air pollution is increasing in population. One of the major factor that contribute to air pollution is increasing in population ( Azeez, 2009).
CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS WORLDWIDE AND IN TURKEY Can Kayımoğlu – 2012300162 Abstract Environmental degradation in the World is becoming a more important concern as time is ticking. Perhaps 100 years ago, it was not a problem mentioned, however, with the growing industries and population, the damage done is increasing day by day, and it became a worldwide issue today. Governments and international foundations try to attract attention of the society and the related parties by arranging the policies and regulations. Since corporate companies are of the responsible parties of environmental degradation, they are also subject to these policies and regulations. In the last years, corporate companies’ efforts in reducing emissions
Several primary air pollutants are known as secondary air pollutants. There are many causes of air pollutions, and that’s why it one of the major human effects on the environment. This include: Fossil Fuels, Agricultural activities, waste from factories and industries, mining and indoor air pollution. Fossil fuels Fossil fuels are one of the major primary pollutants like petroleum, coal and other easy to burn chemicals that are used in factories are major causes of the air pollution. Pollution emitting from vehicles including cars, trucks, jeeps, airplanes and trains cause huge amount of pollution.
Urban air pollution 1. Introduction 1.1 Background & problem The quality of the air we breathe is important as air pollution can affect our health. Air pollution exists everywhere, even in rural areas as well. Over time, the patterns of air pollution are changing due to the changes in technology, climate, population and industry. Malaysia is known to be one of the largest environmentally friendly and rich developing countries in the globe, which is also known for its greenery.