Air pollution-Types, reasons & control

 Air pollution is a major environmental problem and a serious threat to public health. Air pollution is caused by emissions from sources such as cars, power plants, trains and ships. It causes millions of deaths worldwide every year.

Air pollution also has a major impact on the climate. Pollution can damage crops and forests, leading to food shortages in some parts of the world.

There are two types of air pollutants:

Primary and Secondary. Primary air pollutants are those directly emitted into the atmosphere by humans.

Primary air pollutants include:

·        Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

·        Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

·        Nitrous Oxide (NOx)

·        Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)


Secondary Air Pollutants are formed naturally by chemical reactions involving primary pollutants. Secondary air pollutants are generally less harmful than their primary counterparts; however, they still pose some risks to our environment.

Secondary air pollutants include:

·        Acid Rain

·        Sulfate

·        Ozone

·        Particulate Matter (PM10 & PM2.5)

·        Mercury

·        Lead

·        Arsenic


There are many ways to reduce air pollution, but some of them may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some ways to reduce air pollution:

1. Use public transport: use public transport instead of using private cars. You can use buses or trains instead of using your own car, which will help you reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

2. Change your lifestyle: If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, then change your lifestyle and make sure that you do not produce as much waste as possible by recycling waste materials or buying second-hand products instead of new ones.

3. Use solar panels: Using solar panels on rooftops or at home can help you reduce your electricity bill and also stop you from producing carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in your home appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners etc.

Recently scientist found that pollution is reaching babies in the womb and slashing boys.

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