By Yael Calhoun
Ever because the commercial Revolution, air caliber has been slowly constructing into essentially the most urgent matters dealing with either the us and the realm. As toxins fromn undefined, autos, and chemical substances has elevated, evnironmental advocates became extra vocal of their calls for for laws.
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Is associated with work and school absences. • is the major source of haze that reduces visibility in many parts of the United States, including our National Parks. • settles on soil and water and harms the environment by changing the nutrient and chemical balance. • causes erosion and staining of structures including culturally important objects such as monuments and statues. Health problems for sensitive people can get worse if they are exposed to high levels of PM for several days in a row.
2. Hospital admissions for several cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases rise in response to higher concentrations of particle pollution. 3. Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of particle pollution is a factor in reducing overall life expectancy by a few years. Does Air Pollution Contribute to Asthma and Respiratory Problems? How much air do you breathe each day? An adult takes in about 3,000 gallons of air every day. Children breathe even more. When there are pollutants in that air, health problems result.
Htm. The Effects of Air Pollution on Health from the American Heart Association Exposure to air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke). A person’s relative risk due to air pollution is small compared with the impact of established cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure. However, this is a serious public health problem because an enormous number of people are exposed over an entire lifetime. BACKGROUND Until May of 2004, the American Heart Association had not issued any expert reviewed statement about the short-term and long-term effects of chronic exposure to different pollutants.