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Air Pollution


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Air Pollution
  1. What is it???
    1. Air Pollution is the presence in or introduction into the air of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects.
    2. Role as a Student
      1. Instead using a car and asking my parents to drive me to the store or to the par , I can either ride a bicycle or walk as they do not emit harmful fumes.
        1. I can also hold various campaigns like an art competition so that other people will also be careful of our doings
          1. If anybody in my family smokes i can advice to stop smoking as this harms them and the environment.
          2. Prevention Measures
            1. Buy green electricity which produces low or zero pollution
              1. Report air polluting vehicles to your local air agency.
                1. Connect your outdoor lights with a timer or use solar lights to conserve energy in case you forget to turn them off.
                  1. Use low Voc Or water based paints and paint strippers.
                    1. Make sure your house has no radioactive gases.
                    2. Causes
                      1. We cause air pollution directly through our use of electricity, fuels, and transportation.
                        1. Common Air Pollutants
                          1. Household and farming Chemicals
                            1. Burning Fossil fuels
                              1. Emissions from industries and manufacturing activities
                              2. We also cause air pollution indirectly when we get goods and services using energy in their production and their delivery.
                              3. Effects
                                1. Global warming: Another direct effect is the immediate alterations that the world is witnessing due to Global warming
                                  1. Toxic chemicals present in the air can force wildlife species to move to new place and change their habitat.
                                    1. Acid Rain: Harmful gases like nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides are released into the atmosphere during the burning of fossil fuel
                                      1. Respiratory and heart problems: The effects of Air pollution are alarming. They are known to create several respiratory and heart conditions along with Cancer, among other threats to the body.
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