Friday, 5 October 2018

Air pollution



Read the previous post on Pollution to get the concept. 

What is Air Pollution?

This is mainly caused by air-borne particles, such as; smoke, carbon dioxide, Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, hydrocarbons, chloro fluorocarbon, hydrogen Sulphide and dust.

Effects of Air Pollution 
1) It can cause bronchitis.
2) It can cause Silicosis.
3) It can lead to eye and nose irritation.
4) It can poison the blood forming carboxyl haemoglobin.
5) It can green house effect.
6) Dust and smoke can cause asthma.
7) Lead poison can affect children's IQ.
8) Nitrogen oxide irritates the lungs.

Control of Air Pollution 
1) Industries should be sited away from residential areas.
2) Passing of wastes through filters and absorbents should be put to practice.
3) The use of lead free fuels is important.
4) Avoid driving cars that are not well maintained.

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