Air pollution can cause health problems including burning eyes and nose, itchy irritated throat, and breathing problems. Some chemicals found in polluted air can cause cancer, birth defects, brain and nerve damage, and long-term injury to the lungs and breathing passages in certain circumstances. Above certain concentrations and durations, certain air pollutants are extremely dangerous and can cause severe injury or death.
Air pollution can also damage the environment and property. Trees, lakes, and animals have been harmed by air pollution. Air pollution has thinned the protective ozone layer above the Earth. Air pollution can damage buildings, monuments, statues, and other structures.
Air pollution also can result in haze, which reduces visibility in national parks and elsewhere, and can sometimes interfere with aviation.
Effects of Air Pollution
Global Warming– the increased concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere lead to rise in earth’s average temperature.
Acid Rain comes mainly from sulfur dioxide emitted from power plants and smelters and from nitrogen oxides discharges from power plant and automobiles. These acids are often carried far before falling as rain or snow. Acids corrode metals and even erode stone buildings and statues.