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Air Pollution 25

By | Feb. 2011
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• Higher exposures

✓ Living close to traffic

✓ Roadside occupations

✓ Small and medium scale industries

✓ Use of solid fuels for cooking

• More susceptible

✓ Poor nutrition / immunosuppression

✓ Higher incidence of ‘diseases of poverty’

✓ Lack of timely access to health care

Air - The body's most essential resource is air. More important than food or water, proper breathing and pure air are fundamental to good health. Fresh, clear mountain air surrounds the beautiful natural environment of Weimar Institute.

A - stands for air. Fresh air is very important to us. Therefore, let us all strive not to create pollution in our communities. Secondary smoke exhaled by a smoker is even a form of pollution. In the United States, if you car has black exhaust, you would be penalized.

Good Health is a secret of every happy man. There is an old saying that “Health is Wealth� Why it is so. Have you ever think about it. Why health is wealth because if your health is good then you are good if you are good then you work properly if you work properly then you get wealth.

National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Congress passed the Clean Air Act in 1970, which established the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Standards were set for six common, or “criteria” air pollutants: carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, lead and particulate matter. The country was divided up into regions or areas, such as the Denver metropolitan area, and these areas have been given the task of meeting the standard for each of these pollutants. Areas that meet the standard are called “attainment areas” for each pollutant; areas that don’t meet the standard are called “non-attainment areas” for each pollutant. The following is a brief description of each of the six criteria pollutants: Carbon monoxide (CO): Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that results from the incomplete...

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