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  1. AIR POLLUTION Raudel Garcia & Cesar Aguiar Geography 110 Professor L. Schmidt 2. WHAT IS AIR POLLUTION? Air pollution is when the air contains gases, dust,…
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  • 1. AIR POLLUTION Raudel Garcia & Cesar Aguiar Geography 110 Professor L. Schmidt
  • 2. WHAT IS AIR POLLUTION? Air pollution is when the air contains gases, dust, fumes, or even odors which affect our environment. Substances that cause air pollution are called Pollutants, which are pumped into the atmosphere on a daily basis causing damage. People’s daily actions affect the air such as using gasoline vehicles, working in factories, smoking, and the use of aerosol cans
  • 3. WHAT AIR POLLUTION LOOKS LIKE
  • 4. WHERE IS IT OR WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?  Air pollution is literally everywhere around the globe.  China happens to be on the top 10 cities for worst air pollution in the world.  Air pollution grows everyday and its even worse in some other larger cities.  A large portion of it is here in Southern California.  Large cities like Los Angeles are known to have excessive levels of air pollution which ultimately affect us all.
  • 5. IT IS EVERYWHERE!
  • 6. HOW DOES IT AFFECT LIFE ON EARTH?  Over the years, air pollution has worsened which has brought us numerous complications to our health as well as our environment.  Many people suffer from short and long term effects such as  pneumonia or bronchitis  heart disease  lung cancer  respiratory diseases, (emphysema)  We breath approximately 3000 gallons of air each day, with all the contamination from pollution we are surely damaging our bodies.
  • 7. HEALTH EFFECTS
  • 8. HOW IS LIFE ON EARTH AFFECTED BY IT?  The pollution not only affects humans but nature as well.  The ozone layer is getting thinner due to all the smog, soon allowing the sun’s radiation to enter the planet and cause more problems.  Ice and frozen grounds are melting putting in danger the habitat’s of animals as well as their lives.  Ocean levels will rise due to the melting of ice shields.  Causes clouds with sulfuric acid.  Plants grow weak and slow harming vegetation.  Poor air quality
  • 9. AIR POLLUTION SLOWLY HARMING EARTH. Pollution causing ice to melt. Affects agriculture.
  • 10. WHAT ARE SOME SOLUTIONS? There are many things people can do to deter air pollution. Start by using public transportation instead of a car. Walk or Ride bicycles when possible. Recycle items instead of burning them. & Start using clean energy technologies such as solar panels
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