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Air Pollution from World War Ii Production

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Air pollution from World War II production.

Smog over Santiago
Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment into the atmosphere.
The atmosphere is a complex dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems.
Contents[hide]1 Pollutants2 Sources 2.1 Emission factors3 Indoor air quality (IAQ)4 Health effects 4.1 Effects on cystic fibrosis4.2 Effects on COPD4.3 The Great Smog of 19524.4 Effects on children4.5 Health effects in relatively "clean" areas5 Reduction efforts 5.1 Control devices6 Legal regulations 6.1 Canada6.2 European Union 6.2.1 United Kingdom6.3 United States7 Statistics 7.1 Most polluted cities7.2 Carbon dioxide emissions8 Atmospheric dispersion9 Environmental impacts of greenhouse gas pollutants10 See also11 References12 External links |
Pollutants
Main articles: Pollutant and Greenhouse gas

Before flue gas desulfurization was installed, the emissions from this power plant in New Mexico contained excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide.

Schematic drawing, causes and effects of air pollution: (1) greenhouse effect, (2) particulate contamination, (3) increased UV radiation, (4) acid rain, (5) increased ozone concentration, (6) increased levels of nitrogen oxides
An air pollutant is known as a substance in the air that can cause harm to humans and the environment. Pollutants can be in the form of solid particles, liquid droplets, or gases. In addition, they may be natural or man-made.[1]
Pollutants can be classified as either primary or secondary. Usually, primary pollutants are substances directly emitted from a process, such as ash from a volcanic eruption, the carbon monoxide gas from a motor vehicle exhaust or sulfur...

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