The Dominance of Air Pollution
Kathleen Sharmaine S. Catubig
Loyce Anne M. Dimaunahan
Christine Gel L. Ganate
Ms. May Veluz Garcia
The term "air pollution" is used to describe substances that are artificially introduced into the air. Air pollution stems from gases and airborne particles which, in excess, are harmful to human health, buildings and ecosystems.
Four major impacts determine the classification of pollutants under the traditional policy field Air Pollution: the acidification of soil and water by pollutants such as sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and ammonia; the damage to buildings sensitive to the same acidifying substances; the formation of tropospheric ozone from so-called ozone precursors, e.g. volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide which indirectly affect human and animal health and vegetation; direct effects on human health and ecosystems e.g. through high atmospheric concentrations of particles, and VOCs.
Although some of these pollutants are also produced by nature, the main environmental problems result from human activities. Air pollutants are often transported over considerable distances, affecting air quality, ecosystems, lakes and other surface water, groundwater, soils and buildings in adjacent and distant countries.
From cigarette smoke to global warming, air pollution has many different causes and affects us in many different ways. Pause a moment to make a list of all the different types of air pollution you come across in a single day and you might be surprised. How about car exhausts or garden bonfires, rotting food on landfills, forest fires caused by accident or arson, or fumes from factories?
We, the researchers would like to acknowledge Lord Jesus Christ for being with us all throughout the making of this research paper and