The effects of Car Pollution

by Ryu & Nick

How it affects the enviroment

In 1970, the U.S department of transportation recorded over 89.9 billion car miles traveled. in 2011, it tripled to 246.3 billion miles traveled. More than half the pollution in the nation is from mobile sources most automobiles. Cars are filled with a lot of fluids that can harm the environment by leakage or bad disposal. Cars make many different gases like carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and a dozen organic compounds which affects human health and make smog.

How it affects weather

One third of the related emissions between 1990-2007 was by the united states. the emissions went up 29% since 2007. This make big changes to the weather. Car pollution is a big part of climate change which is from gas build up in the atmosphere. As gases build up, it creates heat in the atmosphere which creates climate change. Which causes it to get hotter in the atmosphere.
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what greenhouse gases from cars do to the enviroment

Cars release greenhouses that cause global warming and climate change. the greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, methane, and other gases. Greenhouse gases are naturally in the atmosphere. When they capture heat from the earth, it makes more of these gases from car fuels. That make global warming climate change.

How it effects your lungs

It effects your lungs by showing signs of symptoms. Coughing. sneezing, watery eyes, shortness of breath, and having asthma attacks. In asthma attacks, first it will be harder to breath because of your lungs swelling up. Then your airways in your lungs will shrink and mucus will start to develop inside your airways. The more you inhale oxygen, the more your lungs become swollen. To avoid having any illnesses, check air quality online or television just in case if your not sure hows the weather outside is. Cleaning your house from time to time is also another way of not getting sick from pollution.
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How it effects humans

Us humans can be immune to a lot of things in this world but not air pollution. Air pollution causes diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and type 1 diabetes. In Southern California, they found children with type 1 diabetes that were exposed to higher levels of ozone. Chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) is one of the most common lung disease in the nation. Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus; Emphysema, which involves destruction of the lungs over time. Chronic bronchitis and Emphysema are two main forms of COPD. Asthma causes allergic reactions and constrictions in airways. Cardiovascular disease causes congestive cardiac failure. The EPA said vehicle emissions account for half of all cancers caused by pollution outside in the air we breath in.

How it effects plants

A pollutant is a substance that can cause any harm towards any living thing on this planet. Pollution can be easily detected on structures on plants. Abnormal yellowing of leaves results lack of chlorophyll, which is vital for photosynthesis. Also, noted an increase of its aging of plants or senescence and reduces the size of its stomata.
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How it effects your pets

Their has been studies shown that household pets suffers from increased risk of tumors when exposed to air pollution over an extended period of time. Separated particle matter in the air has been linked to cardiac arrest in dogs and veterinarians sometimes attribute pet deaths to the effects of polluted air. Being exposed to polluted air can cause the nose and throat ailments (illnesses) and it starts to develop asthma and bronchitis which is inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes.