The Effects Of Air Pollution On Human Health Essay

1445 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
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There are several hazards within the community. However, with reference to the risks from the environment - air pollution is a huge concern. In Central Florida, apart from the SunRail and Lynx, most of the community members use cars for their means of transportation. With that, it exposes them to perilous agents in air. In fact, it was stated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, that exposure to air pollution can cause numerous effects on human health. World Health Organization (WHO) has identified that with the reduction of pollution air levels it would also cut down the probability of getting a stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. The groups that would be heavily impacted and susceptible to air pollution are the high risk groups such as elderly, infants, pregnant women and those who suffer from respiratory diseases. In Seminole County, they monitor their air quality index taken from the standard grades of the American Lung Association which are categorized in letter grades, namely; (A=1; B=2; C=3; D=4; F=5) based on the average annual number of days that the ozone level exceeded the U.S. standard during the three year measuring period. The air monitor is located in Seminole Community College. According to the statistics provided, between 2008-2010 was 2 (Grade B). This was a great leap from the 2006-2008 when the ozone index plummeted to an almost failing grade of 4 (Grade…

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