The Effects Of Pollution On The Air Quality Standard

955 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
The two biggest air pollution in California are transportation such as cars and trucks and stationary sources such as oil refineries and industry facilities. Two major pollutions are ozone and fine particulate materials. Ozone also known as smog. The cause of smog includes the automobile and industrial processes that involve combustion of fossil fuels. The products of fossil fuel consumption are sulfur dioxide, particles, ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and lead. Ground-level ozone formed when nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds heat up under the sunlight to produce ozone. These petroleum-based fuels mainly come from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel: pollution that comes from our power plants and industrial facilities and from the exhaust pipes of our cars, trucks, ships and trains. US air quality standard is similar to World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standard that a quarter of the pollution. However, there is a quarter of the pollution lives in the areas that do not meet the standard at all.
In Los Angeles metropolitan area, more than 12 million cars travel on the freeway every day. Due to heavy commercial activity, about 40% of all the containers freight tonnage in the country comes through the ports of Los Angels and Long Beach to Riverside and much of it winds up traveling these roads. The dusty air flew up next to the freeway where trucks and trains transporting goods. Everyday, idling cargo ships 30,000…
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