Air and Water Pollution Paper

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Air and Water Pollution Paper
Deleta Johnson
ENV/100
September 3, 2013 Dr. Willie Frazier

Pollution is the contamination of substances so that they are unfit for an intended use. Waste materials from people, animals, and industries pollute water. Air can become polluted from smoke and dust and from automobile exhaust gases. This paper will be discussing two types of water and air pollutants and analyze their effect on the environment and human life. Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Oxide is two of the air pollutants that have problems with pollution in society today. These two air pollutants fall in the category of primary pollutants. I believe that these two pollutants are primary
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February 1990) Nitrogen Oxide affects global warming and the ozone layer when it released in the atmosphere. “Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas that is 300 times stronger than CO2. In addition, it destroys the ozone layer, which is our only protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.” (Sorensen, 2013) Carbon monoxide is a supplement to global warming because it consumes heat and energy from the earth. A layer of gases in Earth's atmosphere naturally creates a greenhouse effect. Without these gases in place, light and warmth from the sun would strike Earth, then largely reflect back into space and become lost, causing Earth's temperature to drop about 60 degrees Fahrenheit and become inhospitable for most life. Carbon dioxide belongs to a group of compounds known as greenhouse gases because of their ability to trap and reflect the sun's radiation back to Earth. Carbon oxide is a greenhouse gas that is increased by human activity.
“By changing your habits with respect to transportation, home energy use and even food choices, you can reduce your carbon dioxide contributions to climate change.” (Thumma 2013) Water Pollution occurs when dumps wastes into rivers, lakes, oceans, and other bodies of water. Small amounts of wastes cause little harm because natural processes change them into harmless substances. But too much waste upsets these natural processes, and water includes human and animal wastes, chemicals, metals, and oil. Polluted water may

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