Pollution has no boundaries and can never be controlled, it seems as a health issue rather than just environmental issue. The factors affecting pollution are vehicles, Industries and forest fires and due to these factors, the environment is contaminated and affects the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. India is facing quite a serious pollution problem in many cities such as Delhi, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, and Lucknow according to the reports of WHO and with the recent problem being in Delhi where the air pollution spiked beyond acceptable levels being the 11th most polluted city in the world. This severe pollution problem affects the people who are already healthy while it affects more to the people with existing diseases. However, people cannot migrate to other cities due to the pollution problem and as an alternate solution they started to use the expensive indoor air filters.
Air pollution situation is created by the release of pollutants into the air .These substances are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. When air becomes contaminated or polluted, it becomes hazard to humankind and other living species on the earth. The use of energy and different forms of gaseous emissions is the reason for air pollution. According to John Walke, director of the Clean Air Project, part of the Climate and Clean Air program at NRDC. “Burning fossil fuels releases gases and chemicals into the air.” Air pollutants are identified as an indicator of air quality are nitrogen oxides (NO2), sulphur oxides (SO2), carbon monoxides (CO), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM10) and lead (Pb). SO2, NO2, CO and PM10. These are well recognized as sources emitted from the combustion of fuels used in power and desalination plants (Brunekreef, B., & Holgate, S. T.,2002).
One of the main cause of air pollution is human activities like mining, construction, transportation, industrial work, agriculture, smelting, and some others. There are also natural causes that result to air pollution also such as wild fires, volcano eruptions. These are even rare and for the most part only affect the area that it surrounds. The bigger problem is going back to us humans and knowing that we can stop certain activities to help better the world and our air we breathe every day. One of the “invisible killers” in today’s air pollution includes nitrogen oxides, ozone, and very small particulate matter. (Frank) Today, PM has been researched to be held most responsible for most of the health effects caused by the air. Fossil fuel combustion is most common in more of the urban areas, which would come from the road construction that occurs quite frequently. (Frank) There has also been a rise in deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease with older people. (Seaton)
From November 1-9, 2016, there was horrible smog that went through Delhi, India. The reason that the smog was so deadly is because in the smog there was a dangerous particle that was roaming in the air. The particle is called PM 2.5. Having PM 2.5 in the air was more than 16 times the limit that the government of India thought was safe (Barry 11). Delhi’s Chief minister called for emergency measures, including a five-day stop on construction, a 10 day closure of a power plant, and a three day closure of about 1,800 schools. Everyone was advised to wash their eyes with running water and to go to a hospital if you are experiencing problems like “breathlessness, giddiness, chest pain, and chest constriction (Barry 11). The way people survived was by wearing masks and by putting purifiers in rooms and staying there. It was very hard for people to get out of the house or to exercise. People couldn’t go out to eat or go to the movies. They can only go places where the air is purified (Barry 11). When it got cold the Delhi’s poor will burn trash and plastic for warmth which adds to the smog(Barry 11). Fireworks will also be set for the Hindu Festival Diwali which would add to the smog as well. There is also normal pollution like cars and construction. People would have to survive the first few days with the smog. “The damage from sustained exposure is the same as smoking more than two packs of cigarettes a day” (Barry 10). People are most likely to identify pollution as their health problems. It was hard for people to work when the government closed everything. There was not a lot of energy in delhi, being the powerplant was down. During the time the smog was in delhi, and when the government was trying to fix it. People could of done their part of helping the environment or even help other people. The article doesn't fully explain how the smog exited Delhi, but I know the air started to
Although thought to be “not a big problem” and “under control” by most people, pollution is making its way in being a serious and an unforgiving threat to society. Pollution a topic everyone hears and knows exists. What they don’t know is how serious of a problem it is already becoming. Many health issues are being reported now that are linked to air pollution and even the most severe weather places have encountered are linked to air pollution also. By society, not fully being aware of the true threat that pollution is making, it will only become a growing threat that they will be encountering.
Pollution refers to impurity into the environment of particles which has harmful effect on health. There are many forms of pollution, like air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution which impact health and environment. High air pollution level is responsible for health issues in Delhi. Over the last few years, the level of pollution has changed significantly in India and specifically in Delhi.Due to increased traffic on roads, traffic movement is slow which forces vehicles to move in lower speed which reduces efficiency and emission level increases. Another cause of vehicular pollution is increase in number of diesel vehicles, which is also a major contributor to ai
There are several main types of pollution and well-known effects of pollution which are commonly discussed. These include smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and "holes" in the ozone layer. Each of these problems has serious implications for our health and well-being as well as for the whole environment.
In this research paper, i will focus on What is air pollution?, What is causing air pollution?,What is the current air quality condition?What are the effects of air pollution on United States. I will discuss what are the changes in the Earth’s climate and weather and the ways of prevention
Air pollution is one the effect of the environment problem that human is faced now a day. An air pollutant is the mixture of solid or fine particle and gases that are suspended in the air usually caused by human activities, and their inhaling is harmful to human body . Recently in December 2015, the air quality in the city of Beijing in China was unhealthy that forced schools to close, outdoor constructions to halt and to reduce car traffics . In New York City is not also immune to this scourge. According to New York Environmental Protection, air pollution in New York City is significantly environmental threat despite many improvements . This research project investigates the indoor air quality at Hostos Community College. The objective
Air pollution is the result of many human activities- burning fossil fuels, agriculture and industry all contribute to polluting the air we breathe. Human actions are damaging the Earth’s atmosphere; but pollution not only harms the environment, it also damages our health. According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 million deaths each year are caused by air pollution. Because of the risks associated with air pollution, we should all be aware of the pollutants and polluters in our communities.
The enhancement of air quality may lead towards relief for the asthmatic patients as the poor air quality is considered as the main factor that can cause asthmatic attacks. The EPA should work towards relocating the industries causing pollution in the residential area so as to provide a good environment for the living beings where they can breathe fresh air without any pollutants. The ambient air quality standards are also being checked by the EPA and any breaches may result in subsequent action towards them. This may help towards providing a good living environment for the human beings where they can get fresh air to breathe, “Measuring Pollution Prevention”.
Which has proven that asthma is elevated by the exposure to exhaust of diesel-fuel engines in the Delhi region. (Bhola Gurjar, 2010)
Environmental pollution is the key concern for the humanity. It does not have any borders each member of our planet is affected by its devastating effects. Air pollution is the main factor contributing to general environmental problems. It is the emission of particulates, harmful materials, and biological molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere and is caused by both human and natural factors. The effects of air pollution are shocking. It causes numerous diseases in human organisms, animals, natural crops, ruins the balance of the environmental system, and even causes deaths. Air pollution is the largest environmental pollution risk factor. According to the research of World Health Organization,
An average human consumes about 11,000 liters of air in a day. Not only are we breathing in natural gases such as oxygen and nitrogen, but we are also inhaling other matters that are potentially dangerous to our health. These air pollutants that we breathe in are divided into two separate categories: primary and secondary pollutants. Primary pollutants are emitted in the form in which they were produced. This includes: smoke, inorganic gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and greenhouse gases. Secondary pollutants are primary pollutants interact with another pollutant in the air. This includes ozone, smog, and acid rain. All of these that were listed are the forms of air pollution that humans are continually exposed to every single day. Air pollution not only affects our natural environment and economy, but also our health whether we realize it or not. There is however, a big difference in levels of air pollution around the world. The first world country of United States has a much better air quality than other countries such as the third world country of Pakistan. This paper will be explaining what air pollution is, explain the significant impact of air pollution on our respiratory system, comparing and contrasting between the two countries of the United States and Pakistan, and discuss ways to prevent or alleviate the problem.
I conducted various types of research in finding out the connections between air pollution and the factors that contributes to it. Air is crucial for our survival