Air Pollution

By: Jaden Tverberg

Preventing Air Pollution:

The best way to protect your family at home is to avoid air pollution in the first place. Here are some of the most important steps you can take:

  • Make sure no one smokes indoors.
  • Keep rain, groundwater and humid air outside.
  • Protect against radon, a leading cause of lung cancer.
  • Make sure anything that burns gas is vented to the outdoors.

Effects of Air Pollution with Health:

Unhealthy air can come from dirty power plants, dirty diesel cars and trucks, heavy construction equipment, ect. Even natural sources like fires and dust are air pollutants. Also, you may not know it, but the air in you home can be dirty and hazardous to your health. In fact indoor air can be more polluted than the outdoor air.

Global Environmental Issues:

Despite great progress since passage of the modern Clean Air Act in 1970, outdoor air can still be unhealthy and dangerous. Even as we explore the complex challenges of global warming and energy use, air pollution remains a widespread problem. Community environmental consequences that can have a bad result from are, poor air quality,acid rain, smog, and nuisance odor problems.

How to be a Health Advocate:

Currently, the air pollution sensors are still expensive and not easy to use, so it limits the number of people that can use them,” Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, a research professor at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, Spain, said in an email. I advocate that we all need to come up with a plan to make everyone stop littering, smoking,ect. We should encourage everyone to do something good for the world and our environments around us.

Effects/Influences of Health Status:

Indoor air quality is a concern because most Americans spend 90% or more of their time indoors. Your health status depends on where you live and how much air pollution you have around your environment.