The Effects Of Outdoor Air Pollution On The Environment Essay

809 Words Dec 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Air pollution is a mixture of natural and man-made substances in the air we breathe. It can be divided into two main categories: indoor air pollution and outdoor air pollution. Outdoor air pollution takes place outside the natural built environment.
The main types of outdoor pollutions are: Ozone, Particulate matter, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfate Dioxides, Lead. The health effects are risks associated with outdoor air pollution varies depending on age and previous health/medical issues. The most common health risks and or effects of outdoor air pollution are but not limited to: respiratory effects, cardiovascular effects, stroke and reproductive effects.
Developing country Zambia
Zambia is a located in South Africa with an economy that is developing at a fast rate, but development and environment cannot be separated, in fact they are unavoidably linked. The main source of income for the Republic of Zambia is the mining industry. The country is very rich with two natural resources: copper and cobalt.
Although exploring the natural resources have taken the country from poverty to an increased economy and job production it has also harmed the environment and the citizens of the country. Waste dumping played a big role in the environmental problems in Zambia. Environmental problems directly linked with mining operations is that Copperbelt are largely related to geotechnical integrity of waste dumps. Copperbelt is covered with mineral waste and thus represent a…

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