Essay On Air Pollution In Utah

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It is Not like We Need It to Breathe or Anything - the Issue of Air Pollution in Utah One of the largest issues that our society currently faces as it moves towards the future is the issue of air pollution, and its effects on our daily lives. A negative externality caused by our dependence on modern technology, industrial fields, and engineering, this increasingly dangerous impurity is harmful to both nature and people. Air pollution is a constant problem all over the United States, especially in the larger industrial sectors such as large cities where fossil fuels are constantly being burned by factories, motorized vehicles, and power plants. In the state of Utah, air pollution is a constant problem caused by many different factors, such as the local oil refineries, gas operations, and high levels of vehicle usage. Pollution presents itself as thick, concentrated clouds of smog through the colder months, because of the topographical structure of the state. Due to the abundance of air pollutants in the state, Utah residents have to deal with smog overtaking the air. This pollutant covers the area with harmful pollutant gases and emission clouds, which could cause serious health issues. With increasing reports of health…show more content…
Severe air pollution, as the one experienced in Utah’s Wasatch Front and surrounding counties can have very dangerous effects on the health of individuals constantly exposed to it. In Utah, smog and air pollution is caused by inversion. Inversion is when the air closest to the Earth is colder than the air above the lower atmosphere. Inversion is common when cities or high-pollution areas are surrounded by mountains, trapping the air released by emissions in a cloud-like dense layer of pollutants. These pollutants, called particulate matter, are miniscule amounts of solid and liquid particles in the air condensed into

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