One major reason why so many people have asthma are because of air pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks are particulate matter, ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. Particulate matter is dust particles, soot, fly ash and other particles in the air they come. Particulate matter can trigger asthma because they can get stuck in the lungs therefore, triggering asthma attacks. The major sources of particulate matter are coal power plants, factories, and diesel factories. Another air pollutant that triggers asthma attacks are ground level ozone.
As if these effects were not sufficient proof that Houston’s air pollution is a great public safety risk, in a study by Liu Suyang (2015), it was found that several PM2.5 components such as: ammonium, sulfate, and nitrate, are associated with increased mortality rates. According to the Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN), “short-term health effects of ground-level ozone include reduced ability to breathe, inflammation of the lung tissue, irritation of the nose and throat, and damage to respiratory cells.” (2004). As was mentioned earlier, “long-term exposure to smog has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and even death (CLEAN, 2004). In the 2015 State of the Air Report by the American Lung Association, they provided a list of health issues and the number of Houston residents that suffer from said issues. The following graph has been taken from their 2015
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
There have been many causes due to the United States of America and Mexico border disputes. These include its extensive history through sources such as the several past wars and the countless disputes between residents. With the strong issue of territorial claims that contradict each other, treaties have been seen as useless with an even more inadequate attempt of fence construction as seen in Image 1. With many bandits and thieves in this area, drug trafficking and illegal immigration is an impending dilemma. Image 1 (NEED TO BE CAPTIONED) Already referred to With Mexico and the United States being quite contrasting in cultures, dilemmas are inevitable with Mexico being a developing country* and the United States of America being a developed one*.
Introduction Pollution has been around since Ancient Rome and is described as the contamination of our natural environment that is caused by chemicals and gas (Stromberg). Because of pollution in the air, more damaging consequences such as the formation of acid rain are triggered. The largest contributors to pollution are humans through industrial factories that expel foreign chemicals into the atmosphere and cause the formation of acid rain. This topic was chosen to explore the effect of man-made acid rain as a result of pollution in the air on plants, human health, and much more. The effect of pH on oxygen (O2) consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) production is worthy of investigation because human-caused acid rain is at large at many countries and may give clarity to other events that acid rain triggers.
47% of the population is living under the poverty line, so they move to America, because they hope to have better future aspects there. In addition, the climate and natural hazards in Mexico concern some people to move to America. The soil is arid and even in the more developed areas of the country, the people suffer with water shortages. Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes & tsunamis and other natural disasters could also force people to migrate if their homes have been destroyed or they flee out of fear
This is due to the industrial parks that predominate in the borderland (Carruthers, 2008, p. 557). Due to the many environmental injustices the emerging of environmental justice appeared in the 80’s as a fueling popular resistance against the industrial and toxic hazards concentrated in the … communities (p. 556). Environmental justice emerged as an important movement, discourse, and frameworks for analysis in many corners of the world, including Mexico [region] (p. 565). As we all know, every action has its counterpart or consequence in this case the appearance of the environmental justice emerged in all its splendor. Environmental Justice refer to the equal treatment of people, no matter their color, culture, income, origin, or educational degree, in regard of the development, implementation, and enforcement of protective environmental laws, regulations, and policies (Environmental Justice, 2014,
In this year’s hotly contested US presidential campaign, Mexican immigrants are being painted as mooches spilling over our southern border. According to one candidate, they are such a problem that a massive concrete wall must be erected to keep them out. Reality is much different. Indeed, the inflow of Mexican immigrants today is a small fraction of what it once was, off nearly 90 percent from its peak in the year 2000. Net migration from Mexico is actually negative, regardless all the bloviating about in campaign speeches.
(pg 47, anthony downs) Concerns about pollution were gradually raised from the 1940’s when LA was deemed the smog metropolis of the world, as well as the the 1950s when the great smog severely affected London (PG 273, Nature and Power: A Global History of the EnvironmentBy Joachim Radkau0) In the 1970’s, acid rain, one of major environmental issue due to industrial exhausts came to the world’s attention. It became an international issue because the effects were transnational and people could visibly see the impact of chemicals. ( pg 387, a history of the world). The Canadian lakes were undergoing acidification due to emissions from power plants in the United States, The Scandinavians found that their waterways were being damaged from coal combustion emissions in Britain and Germany while Poland and its neighbors realized that their use of sulfur-rich coal was causing acid rain in the region.
There are many problems that threatens society and one problem in particular, air pollution is a problem that threatens everyone. Air pollution is the contamination of air with pollutants that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. It began to be a problem when humans discovered the uses of fire and then the amount of air pollution exponentially grew after the industrial revolution, and is still a problem even today. The largest causes of air pollution are from human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and gas emissions from manufacturing plants. There are ways that ordinary people can help contribute to prevent air pollution and or else face the dangerous consequences of polluted air.