1 Understanding the Effects of Car Pollution on Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:16 pm
Pollution is known to be very harmful to people and his environment. Each year, the number of agents that are causing pollution is rapidly increasing. This is usually caused by the emergence of technology and the apathy of the people. No matter how many campaigns are being shown on the television everyday, the rate of pollution is still going up because people do not really care about their environment.
Your car is just one of the many factors that are causing pollution. According to a study conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average pollution per car when measured is amounting to 20.9 grams/mile for carbon monoxide, 2.80 grams/mile for hydrocarbon, 1.39 grams/mile for mono-nitrogen oxide and 0.916 pounds/mile for carbon dioxide. The car that was used in this study is a passenger car. Usually, people travel on this type of car everyday. If you are going to compute the pollution that your car is emitting every year, you will find out that you are indeed contributing to the pollution in this world. With the number of cars that are travelling everyday, you would never imagine how much pollution is released every single day.
Majority of the highly urbanized countries and cities are attributing pollution to their cars. One of the biggest and most populated countries in the world is China. If you are going to travel in one of the most travelled roads in Beijing, you will notice that the smog is already enveloping the area. Drivers have to turn on their headlights at times just to see their way. Car pollution in China is the number one cause of pollution according to news. Last year, more that thirteen million cars were sold in this country. This is one of the reasons why cars are really taking the spot in the causes of air pollution. Imagine when people are going to school or going to their offices everyday with their cars. It would not be very easy for the government to stop air pollution by asking people not to buy cars because this is one of the most important things that they need to use everyday. With the availability of cars everywhere, people have to suffer from the effects of car pollution.
The effects of car pollution
The effects of car pollution cannot be hidden. It affects almost everything in this revolving world. First, let us discuss how car pollution affects the
environment. This is actually an old thing that is already been discussed when you were in elementary. The harmful pollution coming from your car can cause global warming because of the destruction of the ozone layer. The different gases that are enumerated above are causing the destruction of the thin layer that protects the earth from the sun. With the ozone layer’s destruction, people will also be harmed. Skin cancers and other diseases caused by the heat can be manifested all around the world. Nowadays, people can only watch how cars affect the environment because they cannot do something but to use their cars when they go to work or send their children to school.
Aside from the effects of cars to the environment, pollution can also bring harm to your health. The reason why people are having lung cancer even when they are not really smokers is car pollution. If you are constantly travelling in main roads, there is a tendency for you to be affected by the pollution caused by many passing cars. This applies to those who are working and living in a highly urbanized city.