Air Pollution. What is air pollution ?. Air pollution is caused by emissions of particulate matter and harmful gases.the most common air pollutants are: Suspended particulates Sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) Nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) Carbon monoxide (CO) Ozone Lead (Pb) hydrocarbons.
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Air pollution is caused by emissions of particulate matter and harmful gases.the most common air pollutants are:
-The volcano produce sulphur dioxide.
Biological process also produce air pollution
e.g.Digestion in cow produce large amount of methane.
Air pollutants from human activities
-The main cause is the burning of fossil fuels by motor vehicle, industries and power stations.
Air pollution is a concern of everybody since it may cause discomfort and adverse health effects. Children, elderly and those who have heart or lung problems suffer the most when the air around then is polluted.
of air pollution
Black smoke 1.nuisance 1.vehicle
4.cause the 5.power
Carbon 1.visual 1.vehicle
monoxide impairment 2.industry
2.reduce metal 3.power
function and station
poor learning 4.aircraft
3.people suffer from heart
and circulatory problems
dizziness and fainting
Sulphur dioxide, 1.Cause irritation 1.Vehicles
nitrogen dioxide to lung and 2.Power
eyes and station
2.Dissolve in rain,
make acid rain
exhaust fume. Carbon
dioxide on the earth’s
surface traps heat
dioxide increase the
temperature in the earth. The is called GREENHOUSE EFFECT.
for improving the air quality of
Make maximum use of mass public transport
avoid travel by car
Benefits- Reduces the emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulates from road vehicles
Maintain your car engine
keep your car engine properly tuned.
Benefits- Saves fuel, money and air pollution.
Switch off domestic appliances
turn off fans, air-conditioners lights, etc. when not required
Benefits- Saves energy, money and air pollution from power stations
Use low solvent degreasers
use low solvent degreasers in the cleaning of oils, grease, or from metal during metal finishing process.
Benefits- Reduces the emissions of volatile organic compounds which helps reduce the formation of ozone.