Pollutants in the Air Term Paper

Pollutants in the Air
An overview of the types of air pollution and their consequences.
# 149375 | 915 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 12, 2011 in Environmental Studies (Air Pollution)


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Description:

The paper discusses the primary types of air pollutants that are particles, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, lead, greenhouse gases and hydro carbons and how they cause major health consequences and damage to the environment. The paper then considers several solutions to reducing pollution.

From the Paper:

"Air is necessary for the human and animal population to survive. When the air being breathed by the human and animal population is not pure it has been polluted. The air becomes polluted by the introduction of gases, chemical, particles, dust, and ground level ozone. While some pollutants are the result of natural processes on the earth, the majority of pollutants in the air are the result of the actions of the human population. The amount of pollutants in the air can cause damage to the plant, animal, and human population as well as cause disruption on the natural environment.
"The substances that cause air pollution are known as pollutants and the primary types of air pollutants are particles, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, lead, greenhouse gases, and hydro carbons. Particles are pollutants in the air that consist of both solid and liquid that consists of up of ash, metals, soot, diesel exhaust, and chemicals (Victoria, 2008). The sources of the particles that pollute the air are the result of internal combustion engines and industry that release smog into the air as well as ash from forest fires, cigarettes, and wood burning.
"Nitrogen dioxide is a pollutant that is released into the air is the result of combustive engines from vehicles and contributes to both smog and acid rain. Carbon monoxide is a deadly pollutant that is caused by incomplete burning of fossil fuels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Victoria, S. (2008). The Importance of Air: Tables of Main Air Pollutants. Retrieved August 27, 2011 from http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/air/aq4kids/pollution.asp
  • Williams, C. (2011). Air pollution causes: What's Making us Sick? Retrieved August 27, 2011 from http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/air-pollution-causes-whats-making

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