The Effects Of Smog And The United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Introduction Today smog is a visible type of air pollution that appears in a thick, foggy haze in the air. There are many sources where smog come from for example, industrial fumes, vehicle emissions, and even comes from paints and hairsprays. In many cities smog is the culprit from vehicle emissions. Smog can be composed of many other chemical compounds thus coming from many different sources. In this paper there will be a discussion of the harmful impacts of smog and what the United States Environmental protection agency is doing to help.

Smog comes from many sources including automobile exhaust, coal burning power plants and even factories that produce consumer products. Such as paint, hairspray, chemical solvents, and even charcoal starting fluid. A substantial amount of smog produced comes from cars, boats, trucks and buses. The majority of smog comes from, coal burning power plants releasing a mixture of smoke and sulfur dioxide. There is evidence, and it is linked to heavy automobile traffic, increased temperatures, sunshine and calm winds. Geography and weather affect the location and severity of the smog. This is because temperature regulates the time and the length; it takes for smog to form. For example, smog can appear more rapidly during a clear hot sunny day. When the warm air stays close to the ground, instead of rising, and the wind is calm, smog can stay trapped in the area for some period of time. Air pollution or smog is a non-point source of…

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