The Effects Of Air Pollution On The Environment, Human Health And Quality Of Life

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There are two main types of pollution namely, water and air. Air pollution is addition of harmful substance to the atmosphere resulting in damage to the environment, human health and quality of life, Cooper, C.D. et al (1994). Air pollution which consists of indoor and outdoor pollutant has been a public concern in Nigeria. The indoor air pollution occurs inside homes, school and offices, as results from product of use in construction material and emission of Nitrogen oxide, and sulphur oxide in air-conditioned houses, gas stove and some volatile organic compounds like Alkanes and furmaldchyde. In cities like Nkalagu, Gboko, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and Ibadan, across Nigeria, acid rain and ozone pollution create an environmental impact and affect human health unknowingly as a result of cement factories located in these areas, some outdoor pollution consist of natural contaminants such as pollen, fungi spores, smoke, dust particles from forest fires. It contains also naturally occurring carbon monoxide, Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) and methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter.

Consequently, air pollution consist of five mechanism of deterioration from which have caused environmental impact and also contributed to abrasion, deposition and removal, direct chemical attack and electrochemical corrosion, Ferris B.G. (1978).


In the atmosphere, the air which we breathe consist by volume of 78% nitrogen…

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