Preserving Biodiversity

Clean Air Issues

Clean air keeps all organisms in every ecosystem on Earth healthy and working properly throughout different life cycles.  Polluted air not only can cause human life to falter, it can cause different ecosystems around the world to not work properly. It’s like a chain reaction, and if one piece of the chain is broken or bent the next will have problems.

Having clean air is one element vital to a safe and proper water cycle. If the air is not clean due to air pollution the water cycle will be contaminated causing acid rain. Acid rain is made up of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides that when mixed with water turn into acid causing problems to surface waters, forests, automotive coatings, materials, visibility, and human health.
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Air pollution contains chemicals, particulate matter, and biological materials which cause harm to humans and other living organisms. They cause damage to natural environments, and human built environments. Our atmosphere is made up of a natural gas system that is essential to life on Earth. The pollutants in air that cause harm to humans and other living organisms are sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) , particulate matter, ammonia (NH3), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), odors, radioactive pollutants.
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There are 5 main causes of air pollution: Burning fuel from power plants, modes of transportation, large livestock farms, spraying pesticides, and natural causes.
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