Air Pollution In New England Essay

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Air pollution has been a growing concern in the New England area over the past few decades. Air pollution can come from many different sources including stationary sources like factories and power plants, mobile sources like vehicles, agricultural sources found from gassy animals and their waste products, as well as natural sources like wildfires, dust storms and other natural occurrences. Various cities around New England have identified the sources that are contributing to the air pollution problem, and are engaging in reducing carbon and air pollution in order to try to improve air quality. The American Lung Association’s 2016 state of the air report found that New Hampshire’s Rockingham County was the only county to get failing grades for …show more content…
Whether it is stationary, or mobile, the EPA and the Clean Air Act have helped to develop solutions to the problem. On the state level, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have worked together with the EPA to develop proposed solutions to combat this serious issue. Whether it is the Air Pollution Control Commission in Boston, or the RMV, the state of Massachusetts is serious about the problem of air pollution. The Air Resources Division of New Hampshire and their Air Quality monitoring stations are constantly measuring pollutant levels in the state and developing laws and enforcement methods as needed. Collaboration on the state and federal level are crucial in the fight against air pollution. Air pollution is not only a concern for the region of New England, but for the rest of the country and world as well. As shown in the articles to follow, scientists have identified alarming health issues due to poor air …show more content…
The purpose of the research is to test polluted air samples and see if they match those found in the DNA of humans and animals around the world that had genes that were resistant to antibiotics. The researcher tested DNA of 864 samples and then tested a small number of air samples. The results were that those air samples from Beijing contained the same DNA that is found in antibiotic-resistant genes. Even ones that are resistant to carbapenoms, which is often a type of antibiotics used only as a last measure. (Kubista, 2016). The researcher commented that they were not sure if there are both live and dead bacteria in the air and plan to test to see if this DNA can be spread through the air passing through various sewage plants across

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