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Activity Discussion Environment How is air pollution harmful for environment? Reply To: How is air pollution harmful for environment?

  • Soniya

    May 14, 2021 at 8:35 pm
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    Air pollution means the degradation of air quality due to the pollution caused by various man made factors.Air pollution has may harmful side effects as it can impact the life of human beings very greatly. Various causes of air pollution are :

    Harmful toxic gases released by various industries.

    Emissions from various vehicles. Vehicles are one of the main cause of air pollution.

    Burning fossil fuels releases gases and chemicals into the air.

    Eruption of volcanoes

    Pollen grains


    Smog : Smog occurs when emissions from combusting fossil fuels react with sunlight.

    Soot, or “particulate matter,” is made up of tiny particles of chemicals, soil, smoke, dust, or allergens, in the form of gas or solids, that are carried in the air.

    •Effects of air pollution :

    Drastic and long-term health effects from air pollution include heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as emphysema.

    Air pollution can also cause long-term damage to people’s nerves, brain, kidneys, liver, and other organs ,damaging them seriously. Some scientists suspect air pollutants cause birth defects in newborns.

    Air pollution also has various detrimental effects on environment and our surroundings. Monuments such as Taj Mahal have turned yellow or showed some of the other defects due to air pollution caused by industries surrounding them.

    Global warming, climate change, smog effect, acid rain, extinction of animal species etc are some of the other detrimental effects that air pollution produces to the environment.

    The constant pollution of the air has very negative effects on nature and on human health. Those long-term and medium-term effects have become problems that are difficult to solve.Both human activity and natural processes can generate air pollution.

    • how to reduce air pollution :

    1.use public transport and start carpooling.

    2.Do not burst crackers.

    3.Walk or cycle short distances and avoid using bikes etc.

    4. Recycle and reuse

    5. Say no to plastic bags.

    6.Avoid smoking and prevent forest fires.

    7. Use filters in chimneys

    8.Treat the industry waste before releasing it in the environment.

    9.use fans instead of AC, as they release Cfc’s in the environment.

    10.Plant more trees.

    Air pollution is a man made phenomenon and it is our responsibility to reduce it. We can do it bta planting more trees and following all the above mentioned steps whole heartedly. Earth is our home and we have to take care of it otherwise it will soon become uninhabitable and human population would perish.

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