Air Pollution

What can we do to stop this.

What is 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 particles. Ozone is a major part of air pollution in big cities. It's also called smog.

What can we do to prevent Air pollution?

Reducing pollution.

Air pollution levels are high any time of the year, when there is calm weather, near busy roads, in urban and industrial areas, and when there's smoke. The EPA is supporting efforts to reduce the air pollution in New York City area by giving them $1.18 million to help replace old and dirty diesel engines on boats that don't pollute as much.

People who are at risk.

Some pollutants are poisonous. Inhaling certain pollutants increase the chance you'll have health problems. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children are at great risk of getting a disease. Air pollution harms lung development in children, and can cause childhood asthma. It also can produce a range of respiratory symptoms in kids and adults. High air pollution levels also were associated with heart problems like heart attacks, and toxic air pollutants may cause non-cancer health effects, and increases your risk of getting cancer.

By: Spencer Forrest

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