Disadvantages Of Air Pollution

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Air pollution is one of the several pollutions that is destroying our planet. Yet, people around the world lack knowledge and care for the damages they’re creating. Air pollution occurs when the air we breathe is contaminated with abundant amounts of harmful gases, dust, and fumes that arise when burning fossil fuels and using man-made machinery. Pollutants, substances that cause air pollution, that is launched into our atmosphere and poisons the air we breathe air primary pollutants. In contrast to secondary pollutants, caused by the merging and reactions of primary pollutants. Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides, sulphur oxides and lead are examples of air pollutants. These chemicals are released into the atmosphere because of human and natural …show more content…
This includes driving cars, trucks, trains and flying airplanes. Emissions from these automobile engines contain primary and secondary pollutants. Fumes from car exhausts contain carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons. They react to other environmental gases to create further toxication. Sulfur dioxide emitted from combustion of fossil fuels and other factory combustibles is one of the major causes of air pollution. Sulfur dioxide comes from electricity and fuel …show more content…
Outdoor pollutants are causes of respiratory infections and indoor pollution from fuels contribute to diseases. People who live in poorly ventilated homes inhale harsh chemicals directly. This exposure is high among women and young children. It reduces the levels of oxygen reaching the body 's organs and tissues. Which causes trouble with breathing, chest pain, and it can aggravate heart disease. Young children suffer from lead poisoning, pneumonia, and asthma. Millions have died due to direct and indirect effects of air pollution. Just as it affects our health it affects our environment. Air pollution is said to be the primary cause of global warming and acid rain. Temperatures and sea levels rise, icebergs melt and habitat is lost. After gases are released from burning fossil fuels the contaminated air combines with water droplets from the rain making it become acidic. Acid rain can cause damage to human, animals, and

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