AIR POLLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES
Air is a natural virtue on earth that make the earth different from the other planets of solar system by letting the biodiversity as an important factor with in it. Simply as you know, air is a mixture of many gases including nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, dust particle, water vapors in it.
Air mainly varies in the form of atmosphere on the earth. It was in it’s real estate in ancient times but now-a-days the air pollution has become a severe world issue that has threated the whole mankind.
Air pollution in the United States is a measure problem as it contains dangerous chemicals, smoke, dust, biological and toxic metals into the atmosphere. Air pollution causes serious harm to the living organism and damages the ecosystem.
According to a data in 2018, air pollution in the United States caused nearly 10,000 additional deaths in a annual term period, while it takes 7 million deaths in world wide.
During the first decade in 20th century 60% of Americans lived in air polluted areas that reached unhealthy level and made the people sick. According to “State of the air 2020” reported by the American Association, the air quality in the United States is in declining mode in the recent years.
This increasing pollution rate causing people breathe unhealthy, heavily polluted air dangerous side effect on climate and environment, hazardous situation on the animals near by and more diseases like various infections, lungs problem, asthma, heart diseases, cancer etc.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF AIR POLLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES :
Air pollution in the United States are caused mainly by 4 factors such as
1. Natural sources-
Air pollution in the United States is mainly caused due to the natural sources which includes wind-blown dust from east to west , wild fires in the areas like California and volcanic irruption. All these natural air pollutants are dragging the quality of air into a down ward position. They dispose heavy amount of poisonous gases like carbon dioxide(CO2), methane(CH4), nitrous oxide(N2O), carbon monoxide(CO), sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and many more toxic gases that can create precarious situations for the creatures along with plants, soil, water.
2. Mobile sources-
Air pollution in the United States is growing up in speed due to excess use of mobile sources during the last few decades. The increasing speed of automobiles, airplanes, farming equipment causes more and more pollution in Vermont which includes green house gases, toxics, ozone precursors and carbon monoxide. The air pollutants causes human health by causing chronic sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, cancer, various infection and damages the immune system.
3. Area sources –
The air quality index chart is lesser affected by the area sources in the United States rather than natural sources and mobile sources. To clarify the Aerial source you can take the examples such as: agricultural areas conquered by the mankind along with cities and burning wood fire places.
The increasing population is the root culprit for the air pollution in the United States and over all the world. By the 2017 report of UN, only in the United State 19 million adults and 6.1 million children were suffered with asthma and many heart problems.
4. stationary sources –
As a developed country, the United States has many power plants, industrial facilities, huge factories to produce goods, oil refineries that make the United States as an outstanding country in the world. There is no doubt that all these stationary sources lead one country one step forward with each development but it is also not ignorable that, these sources are largely responsible to decrease the quality of air in the United States.
[Important Note -:Each year 3 million tons of toxic chemicals are delivered by the factories of the United Nation in the land, air and water.]
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES ?
Air pollution is a utmost world issue now-a-days in the United States as 140 million people are facing unhealthy air. Los Angeles has the worst air quality in comparison to the other cities in The United States.
All these low air quality affects the environment and compels the creatures and plant to live in a injurious condition. The effects of air pollution is vast. Mostly climate change, global warming, acid rain, smog effect, deterioration of fields, extinction of many animal species are some crucial effects of air pollution on environment and eco system.
Some pernicious health problem appeared due to the air pollution or low air quality in the united states such as-Asthma, heart diseases, lung cancer, infections, Pneumonia, eye irritation, running nose and many more.
[Important Note -:Only in US more than 50,000 people died due to pneumonia every year.]
PREVENTIONS TAKEN FOR AIR POLLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES :
The US congress adopted “Clean Air Act” from the 1950s to prevent the low air quality index and it stood successfully with all its regulations so that other European countries followed US enactments to reduce air pollution in their countries. Another agency, you know as “The United States Environmental Protection Agency ” is also enforcing rules and regulation to prevent air pollution in the US. Due to these two the air quality map is in upgrading way during the couple of decades.
In 2015 , A green house gas reduction agreement signed between the Obama administration and China. There was also an Environmental Protection agency (EPA) policy named “Clean Power Plan” designed by Barak Obama administration to forbid air pollution. But both these agencies were withdrawal by Trump administration.
Therefore the air pollution in US is now at again risk although 50% of air pollution decreases by the year of 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. The people of UN should be aware of toxic side effects of air pollution as many people suffer severely directly or indirectly by it.
SO, DO YOU WANT TO BE THE VICTIM OR THE CULPRIT OF THIS DANGEROUS AIR POLLUTION ?
Give it a think!