The Problem Of Air Pollution

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I. INTRODUCTION According to Wikipedia, “Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into the Earth’s atmosphere, possibly causing diseases, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or build environment”. Nowadays, air pollution is a serious problem because of its urgency and direct effects on human life. Air pollution has caused severe consequences. 8000 people were killed by the Great Smog of London in 1952. Statistics show that the large majority of lung diseases are caused by pollution from cars, buses, trucks and other vehicles. 300,000 people in China pass away every year because of heart diseases and lung cancer caused by air pollution. Moreover, the budget spent in attempt to solve the problem of air pollution is not small: €161 billion in the European Union and about $200 million worth of medical expenses in California. Air pollution also causes about 750000 premature deaths in China. This figure is about 25000 people per year in California. It is estimated that the number of people who die by air pollution every year in India and America are 527,700 and 50,000 people respectively. Two-thirds of the deaths in Asia are due to air pollution. MIT reports that about 13,000 British citizens die due to air pollution from vehicle emission and power plants. It is predicted that air pollution will make 6 million die each year by 2050 (Air pollution facts- conserve energy

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