Air pollution can be attributed to different causes, the research done shows that there are two categories of the sources of pollution. The mobile sources which include Vehicles, Planes, and Trains Natural sources like volcanic eruptions and windblown dust and finally the stationary sources like the factories and power plants. The Government of the United States and other countries around the world have established various regulations to control air pollution. Such policies like Corporate Fuel Efficiency standards and carbon emission regulations show the red line which the citizens should not cross. In my local area the offenders or people who break the rules have been severely punished or fined. Everybody strives to observe the stipulated measures and rules. The authorities in my local area have adopted the clean air act which provides a framework for national and regional efforts to achieve the required air quality.
I believe that among my daily life activities I have also contributed to the air pollution. This causes a danger to my health and other people living around me, breathing in polluted air may cause infections that affect the breathing system. My activities include fossil fuel burning, burning toxic substances, use of some appliances that emit substances that can deplete the ozone layer, and burning of wood. The burning of toxic substances includes plastics and tires which produce a lot of smoke; the smoke has the negative effect of polluting the air. Such toxic substances are found around the garbage disposal points. Fossil fuel burning refers to the use of substances like petrol to run the locomotive engines; such engines release a lot of smoke into the air. Motor vehicles, Trains, Airplanes, and power boats are examples of machinery that emit such smoke which pollutes the air. I cannot avoid burning fossil fuel because the engines facilitate various human activities. Making work easy and saving time, however, to reduce air pollution, I will try to reduce or control my level of burning toxic substances by finding out a better and friendly way of disposing of the waste products.
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