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Air Polution

Air Polution

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it will guide you through your studies in air pollution
it will guide you through your studies in air pollution

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ENVIROMENTAL ENGINEERING
AIR POLLUTION
F/HD/08/3410198
A TERM PAPER
 
WRITTEN BY:BOLAJI MOJEED. K.
8/2/2010
SUBMITTED TO:ENGR. MRS ADEYEMI
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ABSTRACT
Air pollution includes all contaminants found in the atmosphere. Thesedangerous substances can be either in the form of gases or particles.Air pollution can be found both outdoors and indoors. Pollutants can betrapped inside buildings, causing indoor pollution that lasts for a long time. The sources of air pollution are both natural and human-based. As onemight expect, humans have been producing increasing amounts of pollutionas time has progressed, and they now account for the majority of pollutantsreleased into the air.Air pollution has been a problem throughout history. Even inAncient Rome people complained about smoke put into the atmosphere. The effects of air pollution are diverse and numerous. Air pollution can haveserious consequences for the health of human beings, and also severelyaffects naturalecosystems.
 
Because it is located in the atmosphere, airpollution is able to travel easily. As a result, air pollution is a global problemand has been the subject of global cooperation and conflict.
CHAPTER ONE
 
INTRODUCTION
Air pollution
is the introduction of chemicals,particulate matter, or biological materialsthat cause harm or discomfort to humans or other livingorganisms, or damages thenatural environment, into theatmosphere.  The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that isessential to support life on planetEarth.Stratospheric ozone depletiondue to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as wellas to the Earth'secosystemsEvery day, the average person inhales about 20,000 liters of air. Every timewe breathe, we risk inhaling dangerous chemicals that have found their wayinto the air
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(
ecology 
) The presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or morecontaminants such as dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke, or vapor inquantities and of characteristics and duration such as to be injurious tohuman, plant, or animal life or to property, or to interfere unreasonably withthe comfortable enjoyment of life and property.
History
H
umans probably first experienced harm from air pollution when they builtfires in poorly ventilated caves. Since then we have gone on to pollute moreof the earth's surface. Until recently, environmental pollution problems havebeen local and minor because of the Earth's own ability to absorb and purify

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