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Air Pollution

Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to public health globally and accounts for an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year. Air pollution and climate change are closely linked as all major pollutants have an impact on the climate and most share common sources with greenhouse gases. Improving our air quality will bring health, development, and environmental benefits. With every breath we take, we suck in tiny particles that can damage our lungs, hearts, and brains and cause a host of other health problems. The most dangerous of these particles, which can include anything from soot, soil dust, to sulfates, are fine particles 2.5 microns or less in diameter —shortened as PM2.5. Residential pollution, mostly from cooking and heating using biomass, and generating electricity from fossil fuels for our homes, and transport, are the main human-made sources of fine particles globally. Windblown dust is also a major source in portions of Africa and West Asia that are close to deserts. Due to urbanization and environmental change, there is a high extraction of toxic gases. So, there is no single reason for changing air quality. As you find some change in air due to some physical, chemical and biological changes, air pollution takes place in nature.  There might be some inclusion of some unsafe material on earth that does not let you inhale well. Air pollution is the most dangerous form of pollution. The cause is that we cannot control the air that we inhale. Air pollution can be defined as the presence of gasses such as oxides of carbon, sulphur and nitrogen in the air. There are a number of causes behind this pollution. In the big cities, this pollution occurs due to the increased number of automobiles playing on the street. A large number of mills and factories are also responsible for air pollution. The burning of coal and other fossil fuels releases a considerable amount of sulphur oxide. Bituminous coal used as cooking fuel, charcoal and firewood also cause air pollution by producing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide. Besides the burning of trash and indiscriminate discharge of human waste into the open air is also a great cause of air pollution. Air pollution causes different types of disease such as asthmas cardiac disease etc. However, steps must be taken to lessen air pollution. The haphazard growth of industry must be controlled lead-free petrol should be used. More trees should be planted. This is how we can stop air pollution. We can also lead a happy life as well.