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Air Polution - Term Papers

Air Polution


Problem The first thing people see, in the morning, when they walk outside is
the sky or the colored sun. Is this world giving us the privilege of seeing the
natural colors of the sun through all the layers of pollution within the air
(Dinanike 31)? Not only are beautiful sights such as this hidden behind the
pollution this world causes everyday, but an increase in diseases, infections
and death occurs. What causes pollution? What can we do to prevent it, and get
rid of it? Is it fair to the children of the future to have to suffer the
consequences that pollution causes? Why not take care of the problem now?
Factory and business owners have the ability to prevent air pollution. ...

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arise from the burning of coal and
from industrial processes. Atmospheric particles can scatter and absorb sunlight
which reduces visibility. Particles also reduce visibility by attenuating the
light from objects and illuminating the air causing the contrast between the
objects and their backgrounds to reduce. Not only does it effect visibility, but
it hastens the erosion of building materials and the corrosion of metals,
interferes with the human respiratory system, and brings toxic materials into
the body. The small particles cause chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma,
emphysema and lung cancer (Hodges 59). The second type is sulfur oxides which
come from the burning of coal and industrial processes. Damage to materials, to
vegetation, and to the human respiratory system are caused by the acid nature of
oxides. Small quantities of sulfur oxides can increase illness and mortality
(Hodges 59). The third type of pollutant is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is
a colorless, ...

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serious illness and deaths even if the exposure to NO2
is short. "The gas was responsible for 124 deaths in a fire at Cleveland's Crile
Children Hospital on May 15, 1929, when x-ray film containing nitrocellulose
accidentally caught fire and produced NO2" (Hodges 63).

Solution As one can surely see these types of air pollutants are harmful to our
atmosphere, environment and personal health. Factory owners can help prevent all
of these effects. Researchers have found different ways to remove these
pollutants from the air. One device designed to remove hydrocarbons from the
atmosphere "is an improved low pollution invisible flare burner which comprises
a tall stack lined with ceramic. ...

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