Air Pollution ~ Environmental Issues

Air pollution is one of the top environmental issues affecting quality of life today.

What Is Air Pollution

Any particles or gases that are not part of the normal composition of air (which is normally 99.9% nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, and inert gases) qualify as air pollution.

What Causes Air Pollution / Causes Of Air Pollution

The top causes of air pollution include:
•emissions and exhaust from engines (primarily vehicles)
•emissions from factories and power stations (burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal)
•emissions from refineries
•pesticides and herbicides
•particles released from mining operations
•burning of waste
•charcoal grills / bbqs

Facts About Air Pollution

Here are facts about air pollution:
•In addition to outdoor air pollution, there is also indoor air pollution, such as pollution caused by cigarette smoke.
•Air pollution has led to smog, ozone layer depletion, and climate warming.
•Air pollution can be caused by gases, dusts, fumes, odors, chemicals, particulates, or biological materials.

Other types of pollution include: water pollution, river and lake pollution, and ocean pollution.