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“Describe a serious environment issue facing a country other than your own. Please refer to the causes, the consequences if nothing is done to address this problem and possible solutions being considered at the moment.”

Air Pollution in India

Name: Ngoc Hung Duong ( Danny) – EAP 3
Student ID: 25079

Introduction

As a developing country with a population of over one billion, India faces many problems and the most serious is air pollution issue. “Every day, the average person inhales about 20,000 liters of air. Every time we breathe, we risk inhaling dangerous chemicals that have found their way into the air”(1, Air pollution). In the world today, pollution is a serious problem and protecting the environment is a shared responsibility. In addition, the health of humans, plants and animals are threatened by emissions. Air pollution is anything which is in the atmosphere, but it is not good for people’s health. Additionally, people easily get respiratory diseases and lung diseases such as asthma and cancer. Air pollution is especially evident in India which is only now being discussed. In fact, the Government and citizens have worked together to control this situation and to protect their own environment. Therefore, this report will be focused on the causes, consequences and solutions that have affected the environment in India.

Causes of Air pollution in India

First of all, the population explosion are the main reason that is increase in consumption patterns and higher demands for transport, electricity, therefore leading to pollution problems. “Vehicles are the major source of this pollution, with more than three million cars, trucks, buses, taxis, and rickshaws already on the roads”(Lauren M Jacobson, Air pollution in India). The large number of vehicles in India which is sharply increasing every day. Importantly, fuel adulteration was increased...