The Effects Of Air Pollution On Human Health And Natural Environment
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, and many harmful substances into the earth’s atmosphere. All these substances are growing threats to human health and natural environment and it is mostly an impact caused by human actions. Since the industrial revolution, the world saw a huge increase in the usage of chemicals and fossil fuels to drive the majority of our energy usage. Pollution levels has only risen since then and have never seen a sign of reduction.
The 1960s marked the beginning of modern environmental policy making, these policies are used to direct and oversee human activities in order to prevent or reduce hazardous effects on the environment and human health. During that time, President Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which established a national policy into protecting the environment, this results in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Clean Air Act which are still present and active to this date. Without proper control and regulation upon air pollution will result in a terrible outcome both to humans and the environment. Therefore, the question raised during the brainstorming session in lab was “Are environmental regulations and policies on air pollution level effective.”
To examine and study the question, the data on air pollution of two locations in California are observed and studied, one being Downtown Los Angeles and the other…