Air polution

Essay by hourse40Junior High, 7th gradeA+, December 2004

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Many people don't really care about the environment or what effect they have on it. I feel that if every one knew what effect it had on there health and on life's existence on earth they might care a little bit more. Did you know that it isn't Industrial plants that put out the most emissions of dangerous pollutants, it's actually automobiles! I know that most of you are saying, "Ya so, what does it mean to me". Well it might not mean anything to you, but these dangerous pollutants can cause serious illnesses or even death in the long run. I know that it doesn't seem like a very big deal in our area, because we don't have a big problem with air pollution. Well it doesn't matter how big the problem is, there is and will always be a problem with air pollution, unless we try to do something about it.

Most people go on with their lives without thinking about what is in the air, and how it affects them. Some of the most dangerous air pollutants that can cause cancer and other harmful problems aren't even regulated, which are: benzene, arsenic, chromium and one of the most common is diesel exhaust. Other pollutants can cause or worsen asthma, or cause serious heart problems which can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. Study forecasts show that air pollution from 83 power plants owned by eight utilities will cause 5,900 premature deaths, 160,000 cases of upper respiratory disease and 140,000 asthma attacks each year in the eastern U.S. by 2007. Health problems aren't the only thing that is caused by air pollution.

Another big problem that is often over looked by the common person is that our earth's ozone is becoming depleted because of these harmful...