Air pollution is often greater in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods with mold and cockroach infestations and access to medical care. Funding would come from American tax dollars, which shoots towards the CDC who created the National Asthma Control Program to help people with
An example of air pollution that has become more prominent in the last few years has been acid rain. Acid rain had increased the marginal social cost on the American people through its risks of a persons health, however, most people only realize the marginal social benefits that it represents, like the goods that are made, with the rain as their product. Title IV of the Clean Air Act is where we find the laws that regulate Acid Deposition, which occurs when sulfur and nitrogen emissions combined with other substances, are changed in the atmosphere and then dropped back on Earth in a form that is very harmful to a persons and the environments health. The Clean Water Act was put into place in order to create a system so that there aren 't too many pollutants released into the U.S. 's water supply and to make sure that the water is deemed as safe for Americans to use and drink from. The Clean Water Act was first introduced in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, but in 1972 it was restructured and expanded.
Under the assessment and evaluation of current environment situation, the federal government have developed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and other collective actions to address climate change. Under the federal consideration of climate change, there exists four pillars including pricing carbon pollution, taking action in each sector of the economy, adapting to climate change and supporting clean technologies, innovation and job creation. As carbon pollution is the majority factor influencing climate in earth, much attention has been put on this area. In order to control the carbon pollution to climate, government will collaborate with the territories and indigenous people to assess the practice of carbon
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. In 2005, over 250 cities in China were struck with acid rain and caused the economic loss of billions of yuan (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). Because of this, the pH value of rain in China became less than 5.0, which is considered acidic (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). This acid rain was blamed on the discharge of SO2 from power plants and coal factories and not only caused China economic problems, but also detrimental effects on vegetation and plants. The connection between acid rain and damaged vegetation has led us to wonder: How do the pH levels of 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 affect the rate in which O2 is consumed and CO2 is produced during germination and cellular respiration in broad
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
Nearly one half of the world 's population is affected by environmental poverty, however, only fourteen percent in the United States fall in line with poverty (Mark). The poor, Hispanics, and blacks suffer the most from pollution, health, and hazardous waste issues, unlike people from other races and social classes. Taking for granted good food, clean water, and other resources necessary to survive, wealthy citizens forget that others struggle. Some areas in America are deficient in these basic resources that are necessary to live. Driving through different communities, it is clear that certain areas lack proper health needs.
“Air pollution from gas drilling in Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale region imposed estimated public health costs of more than $10 million in 2008” (Jackson et al. 2014). Pollution caused by fracking can even impact people far away by contributing to the smog and soot emissions. Fracking is a greater contributor to ozone smog than automobiles in fracking popular areas (Allen). The act of injecting fracking fluid deep into the earth is a risky process.
A statistic shows that China had 4.09% of people in China was unemployed in 2014. If the unemployment rate is high, it will cause that country become dangerous, because it will cause crime, such as theft, doing the illegal things and others that are dangerous. According to Xin Hua News (2015), more than 168,000 narcotic-crime suspect was arrested by police in 2014. There had about 70 tonnes of drugs, including 25.9 tonnes of methamphetamine and 9.3 tonnes of heroin. Unemployment will cause lower salaries because more workers but less jobs, so the people that cannot find a job in China they will find a job in other countries.
But today air becomes an element to kill us slowly. Air pollution is a major problem in the world yet it is not given enough attention to. Cities have higher air pollution compared to provinces because of the inevitable huge number of vehicles and heavily congested areas. According to Eva Ocfemia, the assistant director of the DENR-EMB in 2015, the air pollutant concentration of NCR reached 130 micrograms per cubic meters in terms of total suspended particulates (TSP), higher than the previous year and the safe level. If you breathe, you are an automatic victim of air pollution.
Poverty In America There are many issues going on inside of our country from climate change to domestic violence. However,today i will be addressing a topic that I find more important.This topic is affecting 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans. The topic I will be addressing is poverty. According to statista.com about 11.3 percent of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. In 2016, the poverty rate was increased to 12.7 percent of the U.S. As the statistic shows poverty in the U.S is only growing and isn't being seen or talked about.
For instance, communities around the sites where mountaintop removal is being conducted are at higher health risk because of the close proximity to the blast sites and sludge impounds, even though everyone in America is affected by mountaintop removal. Rates of poverty are also higher in areas closest to hazardous waste facilities(Mooney).Symbolic interactionist look at environmental issues as a reflection of what we are told from the media. Greenwashing is commonly used in the commercialization of industries that promote themselves to be safe to the environment when the truth is that they are damaging the environment. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity advocates that the process they undergo to extract coal from the Earth and then distribute it is a