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Air pollution can be defined as the process of contaminating the atmosphere by the introduction of harmful and toxic substances into it.
The substances that bring about air pollution are called air pollutants.
Air pollutants include smoke generated from the burning of petroleum products, coal, wood, rubber and plastics. Other forms of air pollutants are smoke from chimneys, industries and vehicles.
Carbon(II)oxide (CO) is a gaseous pollutant that could lead to suffocation and death in animals when Inhaled.
Sulphur(IV)oxide (SO2) and Nitrogen(IV)oxide (NO2) are also considered as air pollutants. These gases will contribute to the formation of acid rain which will in turn destroy the leaves of plant.
Certain normal processes like respiration, grassland fires and volcanic eruptions will also bring about air pollution.
Note:During respiration, animals breathe out carbon(IV)oxide into the atmosphere. (CO2) is an air pollutant.
Reports suggest that air pollution kills over 2 millions people annually.
Note: Air pollution is one of the three major types of pollution. The other 2 are:
- Land or Soil pollution
- Water pollution.
Noise pollution, Light pollution and Radioactive pollution are other types of pollution.
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