The Negative Effects Of Air Pollution

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UNS102 (E) Group Project Title: Air Pollution Abdulla Hamad (1060496) Noor Alaa Aldeen (1060179) Shahzaib Samuel (1060380) Abstract Hazardous chemicals escape to the environment by a number of natural and/or anthropogenic activities and may cause adverse effects on human health and the environment. Increase combustion of fossil fuels in the last century is responsible for the progressive change in the atmospheric composition. The main sources of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, Sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and ozone differ in their chemical composition, emission and ability to diffuse in long or short distances. The effects of air pollution on human health and environment have been subject to…show more content…
The more we advance in technology the more we incline our atmosphere towards pollution, and put it at risk of losing its natural resources. In recent years’ air pollution has become subject to intense study. The impact of global air pollution on climate and the environment is a new focus in atmospheric science. Intercontinental transport and hemispheric air pollution by ozone jeopardize human health and natural ecosystems worldwide and have strong effect on climate. The main gases that contribute to air pollution includes Hydrocarbons (HC), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO), Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Hazardous air pollutants (toxics), and Greenhouse gases. These particles of soot and metals give smog it’s murky color. These particulate matters (PM) are result of extensive human activity and pollute the very air that we breathe. Furthermore, air is not only polluted by humans, but nature also comes in with horrific ways of polluting the environment forest fires, acid rain, volcanic eruptions, and pollen dispersal are some of the common sources which can lead to health problems to humans and can develop diseases and allergies which has a major effect on human health and results in hospital admissions. One of the main and most dangerous reason for air pollution are humans themselves with the exponential growth in population all over every second more and more carbon dioxide is released in…show more content…
Toxic pollutants in the air, land and water, can affect the wildlife in many ways. Humans and the animals suffer from health problems if breathed toxic air for a long time. Studies show that air toxics lead to birth defects, reproductive failure, and disease in animals. Crop and forest damage. Air pollution can damage crops and trees in a several ways. Ground-level ozone can lead to decrease in agricultural crop and commercial forest yields, reduced growth and survivability of tree seedlings, and increased plant susceptibility to disease, pests and other environmental stresses. Crop and forest damage can also be damaged by acid rain and increased UV radiation caused by depletion of ozone layer. Depletion of Ozone layer. In his recent study (Mathews, A.2014) said, “Ozone exists in earth’s stratosphere and is responsible for protecting humans from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Earth’s ozone layer is depleting due to the presence of chlorofluorocarbons, hydro chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere. As ozone layer will go thin, it will emit harmful rays back on earth and can cause skin and eye related problems. UV rays also have the capability to affect

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