Cause And Effect Essay On Air Pollution

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Air pollution is an ever growing plague upon the world. Every day, hundreds of millions of factories continue burning fossil fuels and natural gas, causing this epidemic to only increase as the years go on. Air pollution is a contamination of the air we breathe. Every day, hundreds of millions of factories continue to burn fossil fuels, natural gases, and coal. In turn, these toxic pollutants cause this epidemic to only increase as the years go on. Emissions from factories are a major culprit of air pollution in this day and age. According to Everyday Life, burning of fossil fuels, including oil, coal, and natural gases are to blame. (Cleanerandgreener) Not to mention that burning fossil fuels are the leading cause smog, acid rain, and global …show more content…
(Globalwarmingbasics) Global warming is a very slow increase in the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. Much of the problem lies within the greenhouse effect. (Halmann, Martin M., Meyer Steinberg 14) Simply put, the greenhouse effect means Earth’s atmosphere traps radiation emitted by the Sun, caused by the gases burned by fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide, for example. In turn, this phenomenon results in less heat escaping into space as needed. Global warming is a very serious issue because carbon dioxide can stay in the atmosphere for up to a century, so over the course of the next century, the effects may be irreversible. If the Earth continues to warm, it could result in melting ice caps, leaving us with rising sea levels and little to no fresh water to …show more content…
(National Center for Biotechnology Information.) Every year in America, up to 3.5 million people are treated for the three types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, this form of cancer is so common, that one in every five people will get it in their lifetime. Pollution is playing a very important role in these statistics. Every year that pollution is let into our atmosphere, the higher the chance our ozone layer will keep depleting. The depletion of the ozone layer lets in high levels of UVA and UVB rays, which are playing a large role in the formation of skin cancer. Ways to protect the skin are: Always wear sunscreen (even in the winter or on cloudy days. Cloudy days are actually more dangerous than sunny days!), wear hats, and limit sun exposure during peak hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Not only will it save skin from cancer, but it will also prevent premature aging, as UVA and UVB rays are the main

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