What are the major atmospheric pollutants and where do they come from? Discover what air pollution means for the environment and how it affects humans, from smog to acid rain.
- Transportation and burning fossil fuels are the main causes of air pollution.
- Air pollution can cause health problems, such as asthma and bronchitis.
- Smog occurs when chemical pollutants react with sunlight.
- Acid rain contaminates rivers and corrodes buildings.
Pollution is the addition of harmful substances to our environment.
When pollution enters the atmosphere, it contaminates the very air we breathe.
The main culprits of air pollution are transportation and the burning of fossil fuels.
These emit a cocktail of pollutant gases including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide ...
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