The types of air pollution include particulates, noxious fumes, and molds. Particulates come from energy production, dust, and every day living. Noxious fumes are created in manufacturing, released from building finishes and furnishings, and energy production. And every day living creates pollens, lint and dust, and encounters micro-organisms like dust mites. Molds are often a bi-product of poor circulation and too much moisture. Any and all of these can impact your health. It’s time to pay attention and take control of the air you breathe.
How much thought have you put into the air that you breathe? If you suffer from allergies or asthma, then it is probably a big concern for you, but if you are comparatively healthy then you may not think much about the air that you breathe into your body. Air is a necessity of life. Without it you would die. That’s why you need to consider the quality of air that you breathe everyday. Learning about the different types of air pollution will help you to become more knowledgeable about the air that you breathe into your lungs every minute of every day.
Everything that we do releases some sort of by-product into the air. Many of these by-products, unfortunately, can cause health problems. One of the most common types of air pollution is caused by the release of particles into the air from creating energy, such as burning fuel. This includes car exhaust, soot from fires, diesel smoke, etc. Any kind of burning creates energy and it also creates air pollution of some sort. Although these particulates are somewhat small (most of the time less than .0001 inches in diameter), they can cause breathing problems because of the large amount of them in the air.
Another type of air pollution is caused by the release of noxious gases. This release can be caused by many different types of activities including manufacturing. Some of the gases that can be released into the atmosphere include sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, chemical vapors, and more. The bad thing is that sometimes these gases undergo a chemical reaction in the atmosphere, which can cause other environmental problems like smog, the Greenhouse Effect (global warming), and acid rain.
Air pollution is not limited only to the outdoors, though. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that indoor air pollution can be worse than the outdoor air pollution. This is why it’s so important for consumers to arm themselves with knowledge, so that they can make changes in their homes and lives to make a difference in the air that they breathe. It is virtually impossible to remove every pollutant or contaminant from your air, but it is possible to make a big difference in the air that you breathe that can make a big difference in your health as well.
When thinking about the different types of air pollution you need to keep in mind that even though you cannot see pollution in the air inside and outside of your home, it is there. It can be making an impact on your health every time that you take a breath, so it is important that you work to decrease the air pollution on the earth and in your own home. With just a little knowledge and work, you can make the air cleaner and easier to breathe.