You cant escape from it. Everybody has to breath, and when air isnt clean you health is affected. Air pollution is problem of all of us. You might think that you are healthy because you eat, and do only healthy things, so you cannot be sick, or get cancer, allergies or even die. Everybody is affected by air pollution.
At the first, what is air pollution? The air pollution is contamination of air by the discharge of harmful substances. Weve got many pollutants, which cause air pollution. Like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, lead and many more. All of these pollutants can cause lot of illnesses, like cancer, birth defects, brain and nerve damage, long-term injury to the lungs etc. They also damage nature and environment, they destroying forests, lakes, and animals. They destroy ozone layer; even buildings can be damaged by air pollution.
All these pollutants arent made by nature; they are made by humans. Here are some major aspects of these pollutants.
The industrialization is one cause of air pollution. Almost every problem with air is because of industrialization. To the industrialization belong all kind of things such as cars, factories, power plants and more, and common thing of it is burning of carbon-based fuels. Everybody is using cars every day for going to the work, to go shopping, or to go to some trip. Old and cars in bad condition can release carbon monoxide, what is very dangerous gas without color, or smell. Carbon monoxide is released when the burning of carbon-based fuels is incomplete, it can happen in traffic jams or during busy day, but it can happen in factories too. Other pollutant from cars was lead; it is highly toxic metal. Lead has been phased out of gasoline, but there, are other sources of it. It includes paints, production of lead batteries, water pipes, and a few heir dye products. Car exhausts can also produce nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds, which are also, product of burning fuels. Factories and power plants produce same pollutants as cars do, but they produce them in bigger mnozstve and the produce some more such as sulfur dioxide, which is made during production of paper, burning coal in power plants, or smelting of metal. Burning other fuels like wood, or natural gas can make all of these pollutants too.
The other problem closely related to industrialization is problem of big cities. The problem of air pollution increases in the bigger cities because mnozstvo of cars, buses, and trucks. During the traffic jams all kind of pollutants are released into the air, and then people who live near roads have to breath this dirty air.
We use all kinds of chemicals that are damaging our air. Sprays containing chlorofluorocarbons damaging ozone layer in very top part of out atmosphere. Pesticide and other chemicals use for protecting some plant might protect plants, but they are not helping to our air at all.
Causes of the air pollution, there are so many causes of air pollution that we couldnt believe that it can be because of air. Air pollution can cause breathing problems of any kind, long-term injuries to lung and other organs in your body.