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Air Pollution. By: Admir Basha Period 1. Background Information. It can effect anyone Minimal exposure can cause respiratory and inflammatory problems Severe exposure can cause heart disease and cancer It can also cause damage to animals and plants. Canada Emissions.

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air pollution

Air Pollution

By: Admir Basha

Period 1

background information
Background Information
  • It can effect anyone
  • Minimal exposure can cause respiratory and inflammatory problems
  • Severe exposure can cause heart disease and cancer
  • It can also cause damage to animals and plants
canada emissions
Canada Emissions
  • 737 million tons every year
  • By 2020, the goal is to decrease emissions by 17 percent.
  • The UN says it will go up to 815 million tons
  • The Ontario coal-fired plant is the main cause of this
cancer villages in china
Cancer Villages in China
  • Cancer villages are areas that have high rates of air pollution and causes many types of cancers.
  • Over 100 in China
  • Located near factories
  • Is now the leading death in China
  • Half the water in China is unfit for human contact because it is too toxic.
specific story
Specific Story
  • Three month old Xie Yuling was diagnosed with a rare cancer in his village
  • He died weeks later because the treatments were not working for him
  • His father knew the problem was the high levels of pollution in their village
  • This problem eventually went to court. The village sued the factories. They only got paid eleven dollars each.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • "Chinese Officials Admit 'Cancer Villages' Due To Pollution Exist." International Business Times - US ed. 22 Feb. 2013. General OneFile. Web. 8 Feb. 2014
  • Don't Buy the Spin on Our Emissions Cutting." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 7 Feb. 2014: A13. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Feb. 2014.
  • Http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/air-pollution/effects
  • Http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/04/china-villages-cancer-deaths