Air Pollution - Essay 6

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Jonah Scott
Environmental Issues
Unit 3 Writing Assignment

Pollution has been an environmental issue for many years. Pollution affects the world in many forms. Chemical pollution, water pollution, and air pollution are the main hazards along with other different kinds of pollution. Air pollution is my main focus in this report, so what needs to be done and what is being done to ensure that the quality of the air we breathe, is healthy? Every day the world contributes to air pollution and air quality of the atmosphere. It will never end stop, and it will continue to increase with the growing population and the advancement of technology. Air pollution is not always caused by humans, natural events such as sand storms, cause poor air quality for the region. Indoor pollution can be very dangerous as well as outdoor pollution because of the different things that humans do. Indoor pollution is mostly caused by human activity. You cannot put whatever you want into the atmosphere, so there are government agencies that create laws and establish acts to regulate air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency for example, has some pollution control laws for the earth, air, and water. The Environmental Protection Agency created the Clean Air Act in 1970 and was established to prevent and control air pollution and regulate air emissions through National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Also, the Pollution Prevention Act created in 1990, was established to reduce or eliminate pollution and to improve technology, manufacturing, and products in order to lower pollution levels. Many steps how been taken by our government to help our air quality. There are more vehicles than ever out on the road and smog is a major concern. The government forces owners of their vehicles to pass a smog check inspection in order for the Department of Motor Vehicles to register the vehicle. Government action toward indoor pollution in public areas has caused a lot of controversy over...
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