Particle Hazards Report

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Introduction In this report we discuss the particles hazards. We’ve firstly defined what is particle hazards and the types of particles due to which these hazards are there. Then we discuss how the presence of these particles in the air affect us and the environment. After all this, the need for regulation for What are Particle Hazards? The air we breathe is one of the major determinants of our health. In general, for the people in a country to be healthy and the life expectancy to be above average, the air quality there should be good. Presence of various particles in the air are the major cause of the pollution of air. The dangers to the human life and environment due to air pollution are known as Particle Hazards. The harmful materials,…show more content…
These sources are equally responsible for pollution as the stationary sources. Ex: Vehicles, ships, railways, etc. • Controlled burning: Controlled burning of forests to clear land for agriculture causes intense pollution. Also this adds to the negative effects by causing deforestation, which has its own related hazards. • Waste Disposal: Waste disposal on land produces a polluting gas called methane. Methane is responsible for a lot of diseases prevalent in the society. Although methane is not included in particulates, it is also included while making norms for pollution. • Military resources: Nuclear and other weapons used for defense of various countries and during wars cause a lot of pollution. This category also includes pollution caused by fire crackers used during celebrations. They are specifically used in India during festivals. Environmental sources: • Dust blown away by wind in arid regions where negligible vegetation is found. This makes the soil in these areas lose and not tightly bounded by the land. Vegetation is the prime reason for holding soil tightly to the ground. In the absence of vegetation, wind blows it away and pollution is…show more content…
• Radioactive decay is observed to be happening in the Earth’s crust, which produces harmful gases which are radioactive in nature. These harmful gases are the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. • Apart from controlled burning that is a man-made source of pollution, wildfires also as a similar source of pollution. Same harmful effects are observed on the environment. The only difference is that this source is natural. • A lot of pollution is caused through natural hazards like volcanic eruptions which produces a lot of ash, which is included in the category of particulate matter. Sources of radioactive particles: • Industrial gauges and instruments used to measure thickness of very thin materials, which use beta particles and alpha particles to do so. • Accidents in nuclear reactor or nuclear power plants during nuclear fission and fusions. • Instruments based of beta and alpha particles are also used in hospitals for diagnosis, exposure to which can cause health problems. Effects of Particles in
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