Essay The Effects Of Air Pollution On The Environment

1260 Words May 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Air pollution is one of the many problems the world faces. There are different types of pollution: visible or invisible. Air pollution is due to many causes. For example, greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, the main pollutant that is warming the Earth and is produced from the breath of living beings and the burning of fossil fuels; methane, which comes from swamps and gas emitted by livestock; and chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which were used in refrigerants and aerosol propellants until they were banned for their negative effects on the ozone layer. Generally any substance that people introduce into the atmosphere that has damaging effects on living things and the environment in considered air pollution (Air Pollution Facts n.d.). Along with these, there are many other causes: agricultural activities mining operations. Of course, there is also indoor pollutants, which is more secondary air pollution. This is from the use of household cleaning products and painting supplies, which are composed of many different chemicals. The harshness of these chemicals is shown when the products let off awful fumes that people breathe in (Causes, Effects, and Solutions of Air Pollution 2013). Solutions of air pollution include reduction of energy usage, more use of public transportation or just lowering the use of cars by riding bikes, the usage of solar panels, and the usage of energy efficient devices. Though there are many countries all around the world that suffer from air…

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