The effects of air pollution on your health

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:02

The term “air pollution” is so commonly used that you may not think the definition is needed but it is more complex than it used to be.
Ask most people to define air pollution, and their first answer is to describe the fog, the dirty stuff that turns brown or brown and changes traffic in urban centers like Los Angeles, Mexico City and Beijing.  Here, too, the definition may vary.
Some sources define haze as the presence of natural levels of ozone at ground level, while others say it is “mixed with haze.”  Another modern and precise definition is “a photochemical blur due to the action of solar ultraviolet radiation in hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides, especially in environments polluted by automobile emissions.”
Officially, air pollution can be defined as the presence of harmful substances in the air, either defined or microbiological molecules that pose health hazards to humans, animals or plants.  Air pollution comes in many forms and can include many pollutants and toxins in different combinations.
Air pollution is more than a nuisance.  According to a 2014 report by the World Health Organization, air pollution in 2014 killed nearly 7 million people worldwide.
What happened to air pollution?
The two largest types of air pollution are ozone and particulate matter (cotton), but air pollution includes toxic pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and parakeets.  , Arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and acid gas.
Most of these pollutants are man-made, but some air pollution is caused by natural causes, such as volcanic eruptions.
The specific composition of air pollution in a particular place depends mainly on the source or sources of pollution.  Automobile exhausts, coal-fired power plants, industrial factories and other sources of pollution emit a variety of pollutants and toxins into the air.
When describing outdoor air we think of air pollution, when indoor air quality is also important in your home.  Second hand tobacco smoke is a dangerous form of all domestic air pollution.
Air Pollution and Your Health
Air pollution is suddenly on the rise in almost every major US city, interfering with people’s ability to breathe, causing or exacerbating many serious health conditions, and putting lives at risk.  Such issues are being faced in many cities around the world, especially in emerging economies such as China and India, where clean technology is still not in standard use.
Respiratory ozone, particulate matter or other types of air pollution can seriously damage your health.
Ozone can irritate your lungs, “something like bad sunlight inside the lungs”, according to the American Lung Association Respiratory particulate matter (cotton) can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and early death  , And people with asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease may need an emergency visit.  Many cancers are chemical air pollutants
Air pollution is also a problem in developing countries that are not yet fully industrialized.  More than half of the world’s population still cooks with wood, dung, coal or other solid fuels in their homes with open fires or old stoves, high levels of protein contaminants such as wheat pollution and carbon monoxide, resulting in 15.  Millions are unnecessary. There are deaths every year.
Who is most at risk?
The health risks of air pollution are highest in young children and young children, older adults, and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma.
People who work or work outdoors face increased health risks from the effects of air pollution, along with people who live or work near busy highways, factories or power plants.  In addition, minorities and low-income people are often affected by air pollution because of their living conditions, which put them at higher risk for air pollution-related diseases.  Low-income populations often live close to industrial or suburban areas where factories, utilities and other industrial sources can cause significant air pollution.
Air pollution and planetary health
If air pollution affects humans, it is also possible that animals and plants may be affected.  Many animals are threatened by high levels of air pollution, and the weather conditions created by air pollution affect animals and plants.  For example, acid rain due to burning of fossil fuels has effectively replaced forests in the Northeast, North Midwest and Northwest.  And it is now pointless that air pollution is causing changes in global weather patterns - global warming, melting polar ice sheets and rising sea levels.
How can air pollution be reduced?
The evidence is clear that our personal choices and industrial practices can affect the level of air pollution.
Clear industrial technologies have been shown to reduce air pollution levels, and it can be shown that more temporary modern practices are on the rise at any given time, so there are dangerous levels of air pollution.  Here are some obvious ways that humans can reduce air pollution, and.
Reducing Bacterial Fuel in Favor of Renewable Energy Sources Nations that derive their power from nuclear, hydro, solar and wind power have lower levels of pollution than coal or natural gas burning.
California, for example, once plagued with hazardous fumes, has greatly improved its air quality through strict controls on automotive exhaust standards.  Similarly, reduction in the use of other indoor combustion engines can reduce air pollution.  For example, the replacement of battery-powered or electric lawn maver and lawn equipment has a direct effect on air quality.
Reducing agricultural waste - a way to clear forest areas for agriculture - can reduce the levels of smoke and carbon dioxide in the air.  This is a particular problem in developing countries.
Reducing wood burning can also reduce the level of smoke in the air.  In some communities, wood fireplaces are now outlawed, reducing dangerous levels of smoke in the air.  Gas fireplaces are better than wood-burners, and electric fireplaces aren’t as good as those without electrons.
Indoor air quality is improved when tobacco is restricted by the ordinance.  Citizens’ pressure to limit smoking in public places has a real impact on air quality.
Reducing chemical compounds in paints, adhesives and solvents improves indoor and outdoor air quality.  Always look for low OC materials for home improvement, and where practical, choose water-based instead of solvent-based paints and other materials.  Look for carpets, fabrics and furniture that are hazardous.
Pollution control is possible, but it requires personal and political will, and these efforts must be consistently balanced with economic residents, as “green” technologies are often more expensive, especially when introduced first.  Is.  Such choices are in everyone’s hands: for example, do you buy a cheap but dirty automobile or an expensive electric car?  Or are jobs more important than clean air for coal miners?  These are complex questions that are not easily answered by government officials, but they are questions that need to be addressed with open eyes for the real effects of air pollution.

About the Author

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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