Air Pollution. It affects everyone and everything. It doesn't matter where you are or what you look like, your always affected by air pollution. Here, you'll find out what causes air pollution, how it effects everything, and what you can do to help solve it.

What is air pollution?

What is causing it?

Who and what does air pollution effect?

What can we do to help?

What is air pollution? It is the contamination of the air caused by harmful gases and smoke.

Causes of Air Pollution

The earth becoming more recent with technology is causing our air to become more polluted every year. Some crucial factors that are causing this disastrous phenomenon are vehicles, industries, growing urban areas, and a rise in the population. A few industries that produce a lot of pollutants into the atmosphere are: power plants, refineries, mines, and steel industries. Not all the causes of air pollution can be controlled by humans. Some are natural causes like, the smoke from forest fires and grass fires and dust storms in the desert parts of the world. Most likely, the most significant source of air pollution that is caused naturally, is from volcano eruptions. When a volcano erupts, it sends large amounts of toxic fumes and ash into the air.


Who and What does Air Pollution Effect?

Air pollution effects everything. It effects people, animals, plants, etc. Air pollution is harmful to all these things. For people, it causes burning eyes, breathing problems, and coughing, but people sometimes get better once the air gets cleaner. People with cardiopulmonary disease, like asthma, are more exposed to air pollution than others. Also, kids are more likely to get hurt from air pollution since their lungs are growing and a lot of kids are outside a lot, so they then breathe in the polluted air. Some air pollutants can harm plants and animals directly or they can pollute their habitat. Acid rain is a form of air pollution, and it can damage property, pollute the water, and it can ruin forests, wildlife, and agriculture. Due to air pollution, the ozone is being destroyed. Some parts of the ozone layer is thinning and those parts are called ozone holes. The ozone helps to keep out ultraviolet rays on Earth. Skin cancer is caused by ultraviolet radiation and it also damages plants and animals. More greenhouse gases are being put in the air and that is causing Earth to get warmer which is called global warming. Greenhouse gases are released in the air when fuels are burned. Air pollution is effecting everything.

What Can we do to Help?

There are many things you can do to help reduce air pollution. First of all, you could turn off all the lights when you leave a room. You could try to ride your bike, or walk as much as possible. Instead of being driven to school, you could take the bus. Also, try to car pool as much as you can. Try not to use a lot of aerosols in your house. You could watch after trees in your neighborhood to make sure they're healthy, and you could also plant new trees. Recycling reduces air pollution too. There are many things you can do to help reduce air pollution.
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