Air Pollution

By: Beth Frederickson

Effects/Influencing Health Status:

There are many different elements that cause air pollution. Health effects from air pollution may include:

  • lung diseases, asthma, and other respiratory diseases
  • heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases
  • adverse pregnancy
  • sometimes death

Issues:

Some examples of air pollution are motor vehicles, combustion devices, industrial facilities, and forest fires. Jonathan Jiang, who is a physicist, says that industrialization's have changed from creating an acceptable to an abundance of pollution to the air.

How to be a Health Advocate/ Preventing Pollution:

One way we have helped to clean the air was the Clean Air Act, so we could try to keep this act going. Cleaning to get rid of dust and mold is another way to improve pollution. Lastly, to prevent air pollution they should get rid of pollutant and irritants.

Works Cited:

"Air Pollution Control." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06 June 2014. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

"Air Pollution." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, Nov. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

"A-Z Index." ATSDR. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 20 Mar. 2009. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

"National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences." Air Pollution. PubMed Central, 10 Apr. 2015. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

"Respiratory Health & Air Pollution." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 Nov. 2009. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

"Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters." NPR. NPR, 08 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

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