In some states even trash-barrel-burning is lawful ..
Science data show that low-temperature-burning is damaging to human and animal health!
Motor vehicles produce high levels of carbon monoxides (CO) and a major source of hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Burning in stationary sources is the dominant source of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and dioxins - 1 millionth of an ounce will kill a human!
Power plants emit about 90% of the sulfur dioxide and 57% of the nitrogen oxides in the US.
Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs, also known as Freons, are greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
Photochemical air pollution is commonly referred to as "smog".
Smog is causing Asthma, lung cancer, heart disease and harms the grow-up process of children.
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Mold and allergens from trees, weeds, and grass are also carried in the air, are exacerbated by climate change, and can be hazardous to health. They are not regulated by the government and are less directly connected to human actions, but they can be considered air pollution. “When homes, schools, or businesses get water damage, mold can grow and can produce allergenic airborne pollutants,” Knowlton says. “Mold exposure can precipitate asthma attacks or an allergic response, and some molds can even produce toxins that would be dangerous for anyone to inhale.”
Air Pollution - National Institute of Environmental …
1. Gaseous air pollutants: Pollutants which are in the form of gas are termed as gaseous air pollutants. E.g. SO2, NOX, O3, CO etc.
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The atmosphere is a complex natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet . due to air pollution has been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's .
Air pollution in the United States - Wikipedia
Indoor air pollution and urban air quality are listed as two of the world's worst toxic pollution problems in the 2008 World's Worst Polluted Places report. According to the 2014 report, air pollution in 2012 caused the deaths of around 7 million people worldwide.
Air Topics | Environmental Topics | US EPA
Around 3 billion people cook and heat their homes using solid fuels (i.e. wood, charcoal, coal, dung, crop wastes) on open fires or traditional stoves. Such inefficient cooking and heating practices produce high levels of household (indoor) air pollution which includes a range of health damaging pollutants such as fine particles and carbon monoxide.
Air Pollution - Our World in Data
To combat this substantial and growing burden of disease, WHO has developed a comprehensive programme to support developing countries. WHO's Programme on Household Air Pollution focuses on:
Pollution endangers humans + animals + plants
Air pollution is the introduction of , , or other harmful gases into , causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the or . Air pollution may come from or natural sources.