Human Impact on Air Pollution

Ms. Zimmerman

Air Pollution

Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Car emissions, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen and mold spores may be suspended as particles. Ozone, a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities. When ozone forms air pollution, it's also called smog.

Ecological Footprint

The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet's ecological capacity to regenerate.

What is your ecological footprint?

The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2)
Now, enter Smog City and evaluate the factors that contribute to air pollution.

Health Effects of Smog

  • Irritate respiratory system
  • Reduce lung function
  • Inflame/damage lung lining

Read the following article to learn more about the damaging effects of smog and how you can reduce smog in the atmosphere.