Air Quality (Environmental Issues) by Yael Calhoun

By Yael Calhoun

Ever because the business Revolution, air caliber has been slowly constructing into the most urgent concerns dealing with either the us and the area. As toxins fromn undefined, cars, and chemical substances has elevated, evnironmental advocates became extra vocal of their calls for for laws.

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Can affect people with heart disease. • can affect the central nervous system. Motor Vehicle Use Is Increasing Nationwide, three-quarters of carbon monoxide emissions What Pollutes the Air We Breathe? come from on-road motor vehicles (cars and trucks) and non-road engines (such as boats and construction equipment). Control measures have reduced pollutant emissions per vehicle over the past 20 years, but the number of cars and trucks on the road and the miles they are driven have doubled in the past 20 years.

The word asthma comes from the Greek word for “panting,” which is what we asthmatics do when we’re trying to get air. My own panting is induced by any number of factors: dust mite dung, dry wind, cat dander, cold air, rabbits, wood smoke, pollen, guinea pigs, cigarettes, grass, horses, and some species of trees, among other things. Any of these will make my eyes itch, my nose run, and my skin break out in a rash. Or they will shut my airways. Because I have asthma, for most of my life I’ve had to pay attention to my surroundings.

It may also be an element in the development of the disease—a criminal accomplice, not just an accessory after the fact. In industrialized countries, asthma is becoming more common and more severe.

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