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Air Pollution - Essay 16

  • Date Submitted: 04/21/2011 08:17 AM
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Air Pollution is one of the most worrying problem. This problem started during the industrial revolution, which brought about many positive changes to the world; better transportation, cheaper products, and a better life. However, these beautiful changes led to pollution on other hand. At the beginning of the industrial revolution, no one paid any attention to the problem of pollution. As the science progressed, people started to realize this problem. Each year air pollution is the cause of millions of human deaths, and even larger numbers of respiratory, circulatory, and cancer-related disease occurrences
Air pollution arises from many sources. The most common and widespread air pollutants include carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. The burning of gasoline in automobiles produces harmful gases and incineration of products. From various factories come millions of particles that are carried off in the air. Chemical plants produce gaseous by-products that are toxic when their concentration is high enough. As parts of the world become more industrialized, air pollution has generally increased and new health hazards have developed. Air pollution can also result from causes that we can not control. For example, forest fires, dust storms, and volcano
Acid rain is one of the outcomes of air pollution. Acid rain is created when raindrops combine with the polluted air. Acid rain causes erosion of buildings, destruction of crops, and other assets. Air pollution also causes global warming.   According to some predictions, significant alterations in climate patterns could become apparent in a few year. The indoor air polluters include many products, from cleansers to furnishings, which release harmful organic compounds into the air we breathe. Another indoor pollutant is called mold, a microscopic organism that can grow at any surface; it grows at any place where humidity is above 70 percent. These molds create spores that can go inside a...

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