The air has many foreign substances that can impair the health of humans, animals, and plants. Air pollution can be caused when; these substances are released as a direct result of a process. Air pollution is also caused when pollutants interact with another pollutant in the air. These pollutants can be primary or secondary pollutants, and they are both very harmful to our health. An example of primary air pollution is like when a car is running and produces exhaust, which releases carbon monoxide.
Air pollution is a serious cause for concern, especially for our health. This problem is getting worse every day because the source of air pollution are things we do every day, like manufacturing, driving, etc. Some air pollution effects are;
Toxic chemicals like vinyl chloride released in the air can cause congenital disabilities, long-term injury to the lungs, nerve and brain damage or at times death.
Children living in high traffic place are more inclined to experience the ill effects of bronchitis. The lungs of these youngsters may likewise demonstrate a diminished rate of development contrasted with the kids who are living in areas having less contamination.
Ladies who are dwelling in higher traffic zones are likely to have kids that weigh not as much as what is normal. Now and again, the unborn and youngster are more powerless against various types of natural poisons than grown-ups, because of contrasts in presentation levels and physiological immaturity.
The existence of carbon monoxide not just pollutes the air but when inhaled, it mixes with the hemoglobin in the blood. The presence of carbon monoxide in the blood reduces the amount of oxygen in it which will eventually affect the function of our heart and lungs. Carbon monoxide in the body will also slow down your reflexes and make you feel sleepy and confused.
Mold forms from moisture buildup underneath buildings or within walls due to plumbing leaks, condensation, and excessive humidity. It is a major contributor to asthma attacks. Dander from animals and pollen from plants release allergens into the air.
The sulfur particles held in the smog may cause breathing problems and contains a substantial amount of ozone which can also lead to asthma and lung problems. Acid rain is similar to smog, in that it comes from the toxic gasses emitted from fossil fuels. As the gasses combine with moisture, the acid rain, fog, or other moisture can affect forests, corrode buildings and harm other items. Ponds and lakes can also be harmed by the occurrence of acid rain when algae suddenly take over, depleting the oxygen in the water and eliminating water life.
Smoke released from tobacco contain various bad chemicals and when inhaled can cause some mild to severe health troubles. The smoke affects the lungs and the heart of the smoker. Tobacco smoke not just affects the person who is enjoying the puff, but it also affects the person standing near him/her. They are called passive smokers, and the health problems that both active and passive smoker can face are burning sensation in eye and nose, cough and irritation in throat and asthma. Serious health problems include cancer, lungs disorder, and heart problems.
Air pollution control measures have recently tightened up to reduce higher amounts of air pollution from highly populated cities and countries that have acid rain, toxic contamination, smog, and air pollutions.