Ozone In The Air Essay

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Danger of the ozone in the Air we breathe
Air pollution is a sensitive topic. The air we are breathing could be the leading cause of human illnesses in the United States. The most common illnesses caused by air pollution is Lung Disease also known as Asthma .We know this is the most common illness, but what we don’t know is what or who are causing the ozone to go bad. To quote Amanda Spake, author of the article don’t Breathe The Air. “ The outdoors was once a simple prescription for good health. No longer.” Summer time, we all can’t wait until its here, but then it arrives and the heat arrives with it. During the summer month’s people are most exposed to particles in the air causing bad air making it hard to breathe. “Chemical processes
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Another finding of McConnell’s is that kids who already have asthma and live in communities with dry air are most likely to be sick for most of the time. With the increase in health issues prompts a concern for the …show more content…
We would like to just point fingers at the big factories and companies that release harmful chemicals and toxins from their plants, but they aren’t the only ones causing the air we breathe to be toxic. Everyone has used some type of aersol can spray or have driven a car. These two everyday luxuries are more of a nusance to the ozone. The request for CFC’s (Chloroflucarbons) to be phased out was called for after it was discovered that they are part of the cause for the ozone depleting from chemicals and solvents along with refrigerants . In 2000 new goals for getting rid of the CFC’s were put out. “In 1990, as a sense of urgency grew, industrialized nations agreed to cease production by the end of the century. An upcoming meeting will likely move the goal up even further. The chemical industry - at work on CFC substitutes - has speeded up its own phaseout plans.” (Salholz, E., and M. Hager) Although these new actions are being set in place it is still believed that it may not be enough to help prevent the ozone from going bad. After the ozone crisis in Antartica, evidence was produced that human activity just may be a threat to the global system. Some scientist remain optimistic about this, while environmental advocates feel that the problem should be made known and taking care of and not taking so lightly. “Even if all use of CFCs stopped tomorrow, the problem would continue: the ozone layer is

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