“If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability we should invest only in the best energy options. Nuclear energy is not of them (Mark Z Jacobson).”

Air pollution occurs when the air has gases, dust, fumes or odor in the harmful amount, which could be harmful to the health or comfort of humans and animals or which could cause damage to plants and materials. Most of the air pollution results due to burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, natural gas, and gasoline to produce electricity and power our vehicles. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a good indicator of how much fossil fuel is burned and how much of other pollutants are emitted as a result.

Smog throws harmful effects to the environment. Studies have shown signs of lungs diseases in dolphins due to high concentration of harmful air particles. Air pollution increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, irritation in the throat, nose, lungs, eyes, breathing problems and asthma. Children and old people are more sensitive to air pollution. In large cities, over 80% of fatal pollutants that cause lungs damage come from cars, buses, motor cycles and other vehicles on the road.  

“The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well documented (Eddie Bernice B Johnson).”

According to WHO, “Air pollution has become the world’s single biggest environmental health risk that is linked to around 7 million or nearly one in eight death in 2012”

We should avoid using harmful chemical products inside and outside of our homes. We should properly recycle all household water and garbage. Natural honey bees wax candles should be used. We should plant more trees as they absorb carbon dioxide. We should use renewable energy sources and public mode of transportation.

Air pollution caused form gases, dust particles, smog, acid rain and other sources is damaging to health. We can prevent our environment from air pollution by limited needs of energy which can reduce air pollution. As a result we can maintain our lives and survive easily.

“The value of life will suffer a solution if you don’t fight air pollution (Cupid).”

The writer is a student of BS (Environmental Science) at NFC IET Multan.