Air Pollution

Lets Stop It!

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is a big problem in the world today. It is gases and chemicals coming into our lungs and bodies. The air is introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans, animals and plant. This is because the air becomes dirty and not clean like it should be. The atmosphere is like a blanket to the earth. It protects us from heat of the sun and other weather changes to the climate. If additional gas, particles or odors that are introduced into the air (either by nature or human activity) it can still affect the earth. There are two ways of pollution primary and secondary pollutants. Primary pollutants are the gases and or particles getting into the air making it bad. For example fuels for cars are filled with carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Secondary pollutants are the more harmful and can mix chemicals causing a dangerous reaction. Some examples of secondary are smoke and or smog coming into the air making it unclean. Air pollution can be very serious and bad for the earth so we should try to stop it!       

How Air Pollution Can Affect the Earth

How can air pollution change the Climate?

 People are coming together to stop air pollution! 11 states in the United States want to make a change to air pollution. California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, and Virginia have all made their own plans to stop it! They are doing this because it can affect living things on earth. Most companies and factories just want the money but they don’t know how much it can affect the air. It can change the climate of the earth. But, the most air pollution is from fuels and gases, and to the body it feels like it makes the climate hotter. But really with the conditions of the air it can change how the climate is. This can be a problem for humans and animals to adjust to the change of the hot summers and cold winters. 

What air pollution can do to your body

It is very bad for your body and can cause very bad things like repertory problems with breathing, cancer, heart disease, headaches, sore eyes, dry or scratchy throat, nose, and mouth. This is just as bad as smoking or secondhand smoking. Smoke from cities and factories are the most common ways to spread pollution. Some people don’t even know pollution is around them because it can be visible and invisible.  People think that staying inside is safer from polluted air but it is just as much as a risk! In schools, factories, building, and even houses the polluted air can be threw gases, chemicals, and living things like mold and pests. For example, animals outside could carry the diseases and also from being outside the pollution can be in the fur that is not clean. Things nearby you can give you the risk of your health.

Pros and Cons of air pollution

There are not many pros but many cons for air pollution. But a pro is that it helps run our vehicles, air conditioners/heaters, and have factories work to make products we need, but the overall con is that it is taking over our earth and destroying our environment giving people and other living things issues with their health.        

By: Kassi Mazza