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How do we contribute to air pollution?

Human air pollution is caused by things such as factories, power plants, cars, airplanes, chemicals, fumes from spray cans, and methane gas from landfills. One of the ways that humans cause the most air pollution is by burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels include coal, oil, and natural gas.

What do the pollutants mix together to form?

Primary air pollutants can be converted into secondary pollutants, such as ozone and acid rain, by interacting with environmental components. When nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide combine with water in clouds, they form acid precipitation. Smog that results from such ozone is called photochemical smog.

What are the pollutants of air pollution?

Criteria pollutants

  • Carbon monoxide.
  • Lead.
  • Nitrogen dioxide.
  • Ozone.
  • Particles.
  • Sulfur dioxide.

What are major pollutants?

List of Major Pollutant, their sources and their effects on Humans and Environment

  • Oxides of Carbon (COx)
  • Oxides of sulphur (SOx)
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
  • Hydrocarbons (HCs) also called Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Other organic compounds.
  • Metals and other inorganic Compounds.

What are the five sources of air pollution?

mobile sources – such as cars, buses, planes, trucks, and trains. stationary sources – such as power plants, oil refineries, industrial facilities, and factories. area sources – such as agricultural areas, cities, and wood burning fireplaces. natural sources – such as wind-blown dust, wildfires, and volcanoes.

What is man-made sources of air pollution?

Power plants, factories, cars and trucks emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxides and particulate matter that consists of fine particles suspended in the air. Burning oil, coal, gasoline and other fossil fuels is a major cause of man-made air pollution.

Is pollution a man-made disasters?

Sources and causes Air pollution comes from both natural and human-made (anthropogenic) sources. However, globally human-made pollutants from combustion, construction, mining, agriculture and warfare are increasingly significant in the air pollution equation.