Air Pollution's Harmful Effects
By: Lily King
Long term effects
Professor Malcolm Green, founder of the BLF, said long term exposure to air pollution was “associated with lung diseases including asthma, as well as lung cancer, and can make symptoms worse in those with pre-existing respiratory conditions”. People need to understand the risks they take by polluting our air and how badly it can effect us in the long term.
Exhaust gases from motor vehicles and factories are very dangerous and a huge factor in polluting the air. These harmful gases are the cause of many lung diseases and asthma.
The ozone layer is also being damaged by the air pollution we give off. This is endangering plants and animals living on our planet. If we don't act now, we will destroy all life possible on Earth.
Long term effects
Reduce the impact
Fixing the problem
- Limit driving by carpooling, using public transportation, biking, or walking
- Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when full
- Seal containers of house hold cleaners, workshop chemicals and solvents, and garden chemicals to prevent compounds from evaporating into the air
- Choose environmentally friendly cleaners
- Conserve energy- turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use
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