In recent days, I have read the information about the air pollution that is very alarming on the internet. This make me feel anxious for the my family’s heath because as you may know, now we are living in a toxic environment. Air pollutants can cause lots of illnesses, like lung cancer, cough, allergic rhinitis, and etc. So what is air pollution? And what are the causes of air pollution? The air pollution is contamination of air by the release of harmful substances. It is caused by three main causes, namely, increasing means of transportation, human bad behavior, exhaust from factories and industries.
One of the most important reason for air pollution is to increase means of transportation. The release of several harmful gases or dangerous elements from vehicle affects the air seriously. Every person in the society want to own a private car that make the number of cars on an increase. That is why every day our atmosphere has to suffer thousand tons of smoke and dust from these personal vehicles.
Other source of the air pollution is bad behavior of human. Lots of dirty wastes are produced by people when they do farming. Most pesticides are intended to serve as plant protection products but farmers sprayed chemicals incorrectly into the air that leads to the damage of the atmosphere. The overuse of the chemicals is the reason for the air pollution.
The final cause of the air pollution is the exhaust from factories and industries. Factories produce same pollutants as cars do. A large amount sulfur dioxide is made during production of paper, burning coal in power plants, or smelting of metal. As we all know, sulfur dioxide can cause acid rain and depleting the ozone layer.
To summarize, various important animals and plants species have been destroyed completely from this planet because of air pollution. Main causes of air pollution are increasing of means of transportation, bad behavior of human, exhaust from factories and industries. If the environmental protection policies are not observed seriously and strictly, the level of air pollution may increase. So that let us do something to help in controlling the level of air pollution.