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Air Pollution.

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Air Pollution I think that if we don't do something about the air pollution, it is going to really affect us in the future. The air pollution affects pretty much everything on this planet, Earth. It affects the people, plants, animals, weather, buildings, climat, and everything else. Air pollution is rising every year and we need to try and stop it before it is to late. There are different types of pollution such as, particulate matter (dust), oxides of sulfur (sulfur-containing fuels burned), carbon monoxides (incomplete burning of carbon), and oxides of nitrogen (automobile engines). There are two types of air pollution's, natural pollution and pollution caused by humans. We can not do anything about the natural pollution it is out of our hands, but pollution caused by humans we need to cut down a lot. Air pollution affects our health in many ways. It can give us skin diseases, diseases such as emphysema, lung cancer and more. Sometimes air pollution can lead to death or be part of the reason why some people may die. Air pollution comes from many different things. We can get air pollution from the internal-combustion engine, chemical pollutants, jet crafts, exhaust from railroad trains, burning of solid wastes, agricultural burning and many more. ...read more.

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Oxides of nitrogen as also produced by automobile engines and other types of engines. Nitrogen makes up 78% of the air and oxygen 21%. Normally these gases do not combine chemically in the air. In engines though that run at very high temperatures, like the ones in automobiles they do combine to form gases, which are called oxides of nitrogen. Photochemical oxidants are formed when oxides of nitrogen combine with other substances present in automobile exhaust. Sunlight makes the combining process happen. Photochemical oxidants are the main thing for smog, which irritates the eyes and breathing passage. What affect does air pollution have on people? Air pollution effects people in many ways. It can effect our health, our environment we work in, and many more things. It can effect out health by giving us diseases such as emphysema and lung cancer. There is also evidence that air pollution has something to do with cardiovascular deaths, bronchitis and all kinds of cancer. People who inhale cadmium fumes may die of cadmium poisoning. Construction workers who have or may have inhaled asbestos fibers can develop scarred lung tissues and lung cancer. Air pollution also irritates the eyes, throat, and lungs. These can cause sore throats, coughing and other things. ...read more.

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Air pollution can affect the weather in many different ways. Wind and temperature affect the quantity and mass of pollutants in the air. Strong air currents can send pollutants in both vertical and horizontal directions. It may decreases pollutants in an industrial region; it will also carry them to places far removed from the factories. The reverse may happen; a layer of warmer air traps a layer of cold air near the ground over it. This is called temperature inversion. The air near the ground becomes polluted. There are two major effects on climate, carbon dioxide and particulate matter. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the lower atmosphere. Particulate matter has the opposite effect it reflects heat back into space. This graph shows that every year we are getting more and more air pollution. We have way too much air pollution and we need to do something about it, we need to figure out ways to pollute out atmosphere. If we don't figure something out it will make this place a not so good place to live and we will have a lot more problems with our health. This graph shows how much chemicals and pollutants are in out air. This is just from road transport not including everything else we get pollution from. Most of the pollutants from road transport are carbon monoxide. The least is carbon dioxide but we still have quite a bit of it. ...read more.

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