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Air Pollution Essay 19

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Air Pollution Essay 19

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Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment into the atmosphere. The atmosphere is a complex dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems. |Contents | |[hide] | |1 Pollutants | |2 Sources | |2.1 Emission factors | |3 Indoor air quality (IAQ) | |4 Health effects | |4.1 Effects on cystic fibrosis | |4.2 Effects on COPD | |4.3 The Great Smog of 1952 | |4.4 Effects on children | |4.5 Health effects in relatively "clean" areas | |5 Reduction efforts | |5.1 Control devices | |6 Legal regulations | |6.1 Canada | |6.2 European Union...

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