Nitrogen Dioxide Levels: Environmental Analysis

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Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide levels indicate a lot about human activity. Our actions effect the environment in many ways. Instruments such as OMI, MOPITT, and AIRS study the effect of these gases on the climate. The release of NO2 and CO in the atmosphere depends on human activity. Furthermore, these gases have many severe effects on our health. Exposure to these gases can be prevented if proper steps are taken.
Ozone Measuring Instrument (OMI) can distinguish between aerosol types, such as smoke, dust, and sulfates, and measures cloud pressure and coverage, which provides data to obtain specific data (Aura). Measurement of pollution in the troposphere (MOPITT) is an instrument designed to research the lower atmosphere and to study
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NO2 is generally released from motor vehicle exhaust and immobile sources such as electric utilities and industrial boilers. NO2 has unfavorable effects on our health. Exposure to NO2 can decrease lung function and increase the risk of bronchitis, asthma, and phlegm (GreenFacts 2015). NO2 has global effects on the atmosphere. Nitrogen Oxides can form acid rain and eutrophication in coastal waters. Eutrophication is referred to excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or body of water due to run off from the land. A primary example of Eutrophication is Chesapeake Bay. Humans can be exposed to NO2 is many ways. Tobacco smoking, unvented cooking and heating, and inhaling of smoke from automobiles are the most known causes of NO2 exposure. Scientists are researching NO2 to make the public more aware about this gas and prevent its …show more content…
Human acts have caused an increase in pollution. Humans pollute the environment through using vehicles, appliances, chemicals, etc. Humans are primarily responsible for polluting the air, soil, and water. The smoke from factories and vehicles deteriorate the air. Pesticides used by farmers have a negative effect on the soil. Fertilizer run offs and oil spills damage the waterways. Humans execute all these harmful activities. Humans can also impact the environment positively if they try to solve problems (Patterson). For example, humans can get involved in cleaning waterways, reforestation efforts, using technology to reduce pollution, etc. Cleaning waterways can prevent flooding and can protect many ecosystems. Humans can restore ecological balance by reforesting native plant species. Furthermore, humans can use technology like water purifiers and chemical filters to reduce air and water

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