Most of this air pollution we cause results from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, natural gas, and gasoline to produce electricity and power our vehicles carbon dioxide (co2) is a good indicator of how much fossil fuel is burned and how much of other pollutants are emitted as a result. 25 march 2014 | geneva - in new estimates released today, who reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure this finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the environment dirty and not safe or suitable to use this can be done through the introduction of a contaminant into a.
More than 55 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing. The combined effects of ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution cause about 7 million premature deaths every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. Modern concerns about pollution began to increase in the 1960s largely as the result of two factors first, population growth in many urban areas meant that more people and more industries were releasing a higher concentration of pollutants to the environment than ever before.
Pollution can occur naturally, for example through volcanic eruptions, or as the result of human activities, such as the spilling of oil or disposal of industrial waste ♦ light from cities and towns at night that interferes with astronomical observations is known as light pollution. One of the biggest sources is called nonpoint source pollution, which occurs as a result of runoff nonpoint source pollution includes many small sources, like septic tanks, cars, trucks, and boats, plus larger sources, such as farms, livestock ranches, and timber harvest areas. The effects of water pollution are varied and depend on what chemicals are dumped and in which locations many water bodies near urban areas (cities and towns) are highly polluted this is the result of both garbage dumped by individuals and dangerous chemicals legally or illegally dumped by manufacturing industries, health centers, schools and. Pollution: pollution, addition of any substance or form of energy to the environment at a rate faster than it can be dispersed or stored in a harmless form the major kinds of pollution are usually classified by environment and include air, water, and land pollution learn more about the history of pollution.
Pollution may muddy landscapes, poison soils and waterways, or kill plants and animals humans are also regularly harmed by pollution long-term exposure to air pollution, for example, can lead to chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer and other diseases as a result, the water is depleted of dissolved oxygen, and fish and other aquatic. This short history of pollution of the flint river is gathered from multiple interviews and news sources, including over 400 historical documents from the flint journal, the city of flint, the. Pollution around the globe now contributes “what people don’t realize is the instability that results from poverty, the instability that results from migration as a result of climate. Pollution affectsonus pollution what is pollution • every year 335,000 americans die of lung cancer, which is a direct result of air pollution how to prevent air pollution the number one way to prevent air pollution is to walk or bike more and drive less this will prevent fossil fuels from polluting the air.
Environmental pollution is an international journal that seeks to publish papers that report results from original, novel research that addresses significant environmental pollution issues and problems and contribute new knowledge to science. Pollution has a significant impact on the health status of humanpopulations areas with increased pollution experience greaterincidence of lung and breathing disorders. Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural, and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms eighty percent of marine pollution comes from land.
Air pollution can also cause long-term damage to people's nerves, brain, kidneys, liver, and other organs some scientists suspect air pollutants cause birth defect s nearly 25 million people die worldwide each year from the effects of outdoor or indoor air pollution. Air pollution continues to be an important public health concern a number of air pollutants, coming out of a variety of industrial processes, impact the health of california residents air monitoring shows that over 90 percent of californians breathe unhealthy levels of one or more air pollutants during some part of the year the california air resources board (arb) establishes health-based. The results would apply around the world, chen added the damage to intelligence was likely to be incremental, he said, with a 1mg rise in pollution over three years equivalent to losing more than.
Environmental pollution is a broad concept which includes pollution of various biological and physical components of the planet as a result of human activities going by this definition, it can be categorized into various types. Air pollution can result from both human and natural actions natural events that pollute the air include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, wind erosion, pollen dispersal, evaporation of organic compounds and natural radioactivity. The inside story: a guide to indoor air quality so it is often difficult to determine if the symptoms are a result of exposure to indoor air pollution for this reason, it is important to pay attention to the time and place the symptoms occur if the symptoms fade or go away when a person is away from the home and return when the person. Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities water bodies include for example lakes , rivers , oceans , aquifers and groundwater water pollution results when contaminants are introduced into the natural environment.