Air pollution is one of the most dangerous causes of known and unknown serious diseases. One cannot prevent oneself from killing oneself, but with preventative measures, one can certainly stay awake and avoid suffering irreversible health problems due to air pollution.
Air pollution in the U.S. worsened in 2017 and 2018, and new data show a reversal after years of sustainable improvement with significant implications for public health.
Researchers at the University of Carnegie Mellon say that air quality in 2018 alone is linked to nearly 10,000 additional deaths in the United States, compared to 2016, the year when small particle pollution reached its lowest level in two decades.
Overall, pollutant concentrations have increased by about 5.5% since 2016, and Carnegie Mellon researchers identified several reasons for this, including increased use of natural gas and increased driving. The decline in coal-burning by power plants in the U.S. is understood to have reduced emissions from those sources.
Over the centuries, pollution has increased in cities and provinces, with the number of vehicles running around the world. Invasion of polluted air by vehicles, factory debris, and various other factors is not good for a person’s overall health. Air pollution is therefore considered to be the cause of some major respiratory diseases. Symptoms such as a severe headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, and inhalation of polluted air can cause symptoms such as stroke within minutes. This chemical exposure can lead to such serious illnesses that even medical treatment is not forthcoming.
When you live in an urban area, especially when surrounded by high-tech buildings, machinery, factories, and vehicles, it is essential to take maximum care of your body. Here recruited several useful ways to prevent you from air pollution and its irreversible health consequences;
- 1 – Keep your home environment clean: With the advancement of technology, the latest air purifiers have been designed to ensure the good health of the occupants. By using an air purifier in the house you can get good air quality, at least not allowing you to experience bad odors that affect your lungs and heart.
- 2 – Cover yourself: Even if you know the air quality, you can still be affected if you are not covered by the right clothes. Covering your eyes, nose, and mouth with a cotton cloth, light cloth or non-polluting mask can be a health booster.
- 3 – Quit smoking: If you do, quit. If someone is smoking near you, stay away from it. The pollutants in the smoke are very harmful to smokers as well as passive smokers.
- 4 – Avoid burning wood, plastics, and polythene: Even if you like to have a fire party, avoid it, as burning wood can cause endless air pollution and will eventually affect your family.
The health effects of air pollution have increased dramatically over the past five or ten years. This is largely due to a series of alarming findings on the damage caused by pollution exposure. According to recent findings, Carnegie Mellon researchers say the decline in federal enforcement has been “taking into account the increase in air pollution” since 2016.
Impact of air pollution in agriculture
Air pollution has affected agriculture for more than a century. Sulfur oxide is produced by the burning of coal and petroleum. By melting fluoride resins and making glass and ceramics. Elevated levels of ammonia, chlorine, ethylene, mercaptan, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides are found in the air.
Motor vehicles and the growing population cause photochemical air pollution that affects not only urban concentrations but also rural areas. Pollution from all sources, including agriculture, releases pollutants such as aldehydes, hydrocarbons, organic acids, ozone, peroxyacetyl nitrate, pesticides, and radionuclides into the air.
The effects of these pollutants on food, fiber, phosphorus, and forest cover vary depending on the concentration, geography, and weather conditions. Damage to crops from air pollution can bring economic losses.
How can you reduce air pollution?
- Reduce the number of trips you take in your car.
- Reduce or eliminate fireplace and wood stove use.
- Avoid burning leaves, trash, and other materials.
- Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
Taking just a few steps forward to reduce air pollution makes the world safe and your family safe.