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  • Pavini

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    June 21, 2024 at 11:07 am
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    Here are some of the main sources of air pollution:

    • Vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, etc.) – Emissions from the combustion of gasoline and diesel fuels contain pollutants like nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and hydrocarbons.

    • Power plants and industrial facilities – Burning of fossil fuels like coal and natural gas to generate electricity releases pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter.

    • Residential heating – Burning of wood, coal, or other solid fuels in homes for heating and cooking can release particulate matter and other pollutants.

    • Agricultural activities – Livestock farming, fertilizer use, and crop burning can release pollutants like ammonia and particulate matter.

    • Construction and demolition – Dust and particulate matter can be released during activities like building, road construction, and demolition.

    • Wildfires and open burning – Smoke from wildfires as well as the burning of agricultural waste, trash, and other materials can introduce a variety of airborne pollutants.

    • Household products – Paints, cleaners, aerosols, and other consumer goods can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

    The specific mix and concentration of air pollutants can vary greatly depending on the location and sources in a given area.

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