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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

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Published by: Ankit Sancheti on Sep 10, 2010
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Air Pollution
General
 
D
efinition
 Air pollution may be defined as thepresencein the air (outdoor atmosphere) of 
one or more contaminants
or 
combinationsthereof 
in such quantities and of suchdurations as may be or tend to be
injurious to human, animal or plant life,or property, or which unreasonably interferes with the comfortableenjoyment of life or property or conduct of business
.
 
Air Pollutant
It is a substance or effect dwelling temporarily or permanently in the air , which adversely alters theenvironment by interfering with the health, the comfort,or the food chain, or by interfering with the propertyvalues of people.A pollutant can be solid (large or sub-molecular), liquidor gas .It may originate from a natural or anthropogenic source(or both).It is estimated that anthropogenic sources have changedthe composition of global air by less than 0.01%.However, it is widely accepted that even a small changecan have a significant adverse effect on the climate,ecosystem and species on the planet.Examples of these are acid rain, ozone in the lower atmosphere, and photochemical smog.

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