The Consequences Of Air Pollution

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There are many problems that society faces and one problem, such as air pollution threatens societies and entire world. 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 fossils fuels and manufacturing plants. There are ways that ordinary people can help contribute to prevent air pollution and its consequences that the world must face. By the world focusing on reducing air pollutants in the Earth’s atmosphere,…show more content…
Since the leading cause of air pollution is the burning of fossil fuels, the use of public transportation is better for the environment by having less vehicles being used meaning less gas emissions. Conserve energy, by reducing the amount of energy one uses, it also reduces the amount of fossil fuel to be burn for electricity. Moreover, the understanding of the concept “reduce, reuse, and recycle” they are ways that help reduce waste, and conserve products that may be of use, thus reducing the need to use energy to create more products by manufacturers. Energy efficient appliances accomplishes the same task as does the regular appliances, but it uses less power to do so. Furthermore, the reasons to prevent air pollution are highly important as it affects everything and has consequences to be faced. Toxic air pollutants into people body’s through exhaling or absorbed through the skin can cause short-term and long-term effects on health. Short-term effects include: irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Breathing in polluted air can trigger respiratory problems like wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing, especially people with asthma. The long-term exposure to air pollution can cause cancer, and damage to your body systems such as the immune system and endocrine system. A major reason why preventing air pollution is important is because it damages the environment. Toxic air pollutants has the ability to form acid rain that can destroy trees, plants, soils and make bodies of water harmful to humans and animals that depend on water to survive. These effects are dangerously threating to humans as society relies on soil to grow food and water to use and drink. As more air pollutions are pumped into the sky, the Earth’s atmosphere trapping heat from air pollutions, this is known as global warming. As the Earth’s average temperature rises, it will have impact on food/water resources,

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