The Effects Of Air Pollution On The Environment Essay

2115 Words Apr 18th, 2016 null Page
As we have already realized, in our industrial world, human beings’ activities have caused many damages to the environment. Air pollution is one of the biggest pollution of industrial pollution, and PM 2.5 is a very important indicator of air pollution. Specifically, PM 2.5 is the particulate matter which less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. More vivid to show how small PM 2.5 is, a picture from United States Environmental Protection Agency shows the diameter of a PM 2.5 particulates is much less than the thickness of a human hair (Airnow, 2015). PM 2.5 pollution is very serious in many developing countries, and a typical example is China. China’s government has taken some actions to reduce the problem in recent years as well as their people. Although we should try out all the possible solutions to reduce PM 2.5 air pollution problems as soon as possible, the most important way is to change the development model, especially on energy structure. Natural processes can produce, such as volcanic ash and forest fire, PM 2.5, but according to researcher Wang, its main sources, about 90 percent of the total, are man-made emissions (Wang, 2016). It is reported that these man-made emissions include “all types of combustion, like motor vehicles, power plants, residential wood burning, agricultural burning, and some industrial processes” (Airnow, 2015). There is a good example to show the difference between the two processes influence PM2.5 pollutions. Calum said, “On Saturday,…

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