Air Pollution Is Hazardous And It Affects The Health And The Environment

2057 Words Dec 7th, 2016 9 Pages
Did you know that we breathe two gallons of air every minute? In a day that equals a total of 3,400 gallons. What you are breathing in is air pollution. Air pollution is hazardous and it affects the health and the environment. According to the U.S National Library of Medicine, air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. One of its major reasons for air pollution is Ozone, a gas. We get chemicals into the air from factories, dust, pollen, car emissions, and mold spores. Air pollution is a serious matter. Some of these chemicals are poisonous and can increase health problems and cause deaths. There are several factors that help cause our Central Valley’s air to be poor. There are also, many different health conditions we are born with due to our poor air quality. Air pollution is increasing as the days go by and there are ways to reduce air pollution in our Central Valley. There are 4 major factors that play a part in the Central Valley’s poor air quality: The geography of the Central Valley itself, Increase in population, Weather related effects (inversion layer), Agriculture.
The Central Valley is surrounded by three mountain ranges, which creates a bowl for pollution to settle. Coastal cities such as San Francisco produce pollutants that then blow over the Coast Range into the Valley. This is the main reason why pollution builds up in the Valley during the summer months. Without any air movement to lift the pollution over the Sierra Nevada…

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