Essay on The Environmental Health Problem and Proposed Solutions

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Environmental Health Problem
Air pollution affects all living things on earth—from plants to animals to humans. Air pollution is something society has been facing since the Industrial Revolution. China, in particular, has been facing increasing amounts of pollution; being ranked among the top three most polluted countries in the world. China emits tons of toxins resulting from man-made production into the air and water every day. China’s levels of pollution are so high that the pollution reaches the United States within six days, which creates a significant amount of pollution for the West Coast. The export industry in China is responsible for the excessive amounts of pollution that is traveling across the Pacific Ocean and contributing
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Environmental Health Problem
Air pollution affects all living things on earth—from plants to animals to humans. Air pollution is something society has been facing since the Industrial Revolution. China, in particular, has been facing increasing amounts of pollution; being ranked among the top three most polluted countries in the world. China emits tons of toxins resulting from man-made production into the air and water every day. China’s levels of pollution are so high that the pollution reaches the United States within six days, which creates a significant amount of pollution for the West Coast. The export industry in China is responsible for the excessive amounts of pollution that is traveling across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to the smog in the United States. Air pollution began to become a serious problem in China when many cities had an economic development era in the 1980-1990s (BBC, 2012). As the industries expanded, they required more resources and produced more pollution. Industries have increased their output since then, which has caused an increase in the toxins released from them. Because there are no regulations to the air being emitted, byproducts, such as carbon dioxide, are released into the air. Another reason the quality of air is not sufficient in China is because of the increasing number of cars in the country. Since Shanghai is now a megacity, there are not as many bikes in the city as cars. Bikes were not a concern in terms of pollution, but
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