The Effects Of Air Pollution On People 's Health, Plants, Animals, And Economic Development

1410 Words Jul 31st, 2015 6 Pages
Do you dare to go out without masks? Many people in China will answer “No.” Rapid industrial development of China has improved people’s standard of living. However, it also brings some unwanted side effects, such as air pollution and water pollution. In order to develop industries, the consumption of fossil fuels increases. Burning of fossil fuels emits lots of air pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, and other particles. Private cars and other vehicles also discharge a large amount of air pollutants. Increasing air pollutants in the atmosphere make it difficult to breathe and cause many other problems in China, especially in some large cities. Air pollution has become an urgent issue in China and can cause negative effects on people’s health, plants, animals, and economic development. Effective and urgent measures should be taken to address the problem.
Air pollution has become a serious and urgent problem in China. In many cities, it is difficult to see blue and clear sky. Instead, people see a gray sky with fog and dust in the atmosphere. Data of the Ministry of Environmental Protection reveal that about 75% of China’s big cities failed to meet air quality standards in June 2015 (Reuters and Li). Most of the most polluted cities are located in northern China, such as Hebei and Shandong province. The air quality in the desert is also disappointing. Chinese government has taken some measures to relieve air pollution, such as traffic…

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