Air pollution

 

 

 

 

Definition:

Air pollution is the most significant issue that we are facing today and is caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Air pollution is the presence of substances in the atmosphere that are harmful to the health of humans and other living beings or cause damage to the climate or to materials.

 

Ozone Gas:

 

 

There are many different forms of air pollutants, such as gases, particulates, and biological molecules. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen, and mold spores may be suspended as particles. Ozone, a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities. When ozone forms air pollution, it's also called smog. Some air pollutants are really poisonous.

 

 

Causes of air pollution:

 

 

Most of the air pollution takes place due to the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gasoline to produce energy for electricity or transportation. The release of carbon monoxide in high level indicates how much fossil fuel is burned. This also emits other toxic pollutants in the air.

 

Types of air pollutants:

There are many different types of air pollutants, such as gases (including ammonia, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, methane, carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons), particulates (both organic and inorganic), and biological molecules.

 

Disastrous Effects:

 

  • Global Warming
  • Acid Rain
  • Effect on Wildlife Depletion of the Ozone Layer.
  • Respiratory and Heart Problems. The effects of air pollution are alarming
  • Child Health Problems as air pollution is detrimental to your health even before you take your first breath

 

Controlling air pollution:

 

 

 

  • Using public transport
  • Recycle and Reuse
  • No to plastic bags
  • Use filters for chimneys
  • Avoid usage of crackers
  • Adopt simplicity and natural ways of life
  • Reduction of forest fires and smoking
  • Use of fans instead of Air Conditioner
  • Turn off the lights when not in use