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All research material on air pollution, including – but not limited to – its causes, effects, and possible solutions.
Things I’ll need to fix/edit in my video:
- Slow down title speeds
- Maybe change title colors
- Explain the solutions already implemented by EPA
This is the draft of my video. I still have to add more information, a few explanations, and fix the soundtrack.
Watch in 720p HD !
The expert I contacted has been very helpful and answered my questions regarding air pollution.
These are his responses…
- Why has pollution increased in the past years?
Pollution has been increasing during the few years because population has increased in the world. As today we still have pollution and we will always have pollution, but now a days we are not polluting the environment as much as 20 or 30 years ago. Many years ago we didn't take time to study and learn all the damages we were giving to the world. There are pictures of New York City in the early 70's that showed how much smog (air pollution) was in that city. Now a days we can see that New York is much more cleaner. That doesn't mean that we are not polluting the environment, but we are polluting in less quantities; but at the same time the more population, more pollution will be available. The bigger the population the more power, transportation, trash generated, etc. and all this factor contribute to pollution.
- What measures have been taken so far?
Over the years we have been working to lower pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency has been developing rules that help to control and minimize pollution. Year after year new rules become available that protect more and more the environment.
- Are these measures efficient?
Yes, these measures are efficient. These rules tell us what needs to be done to reduce pollution. This way all those nasty pollutants are recovered, and treated; and they don't reach the environment.
His contact information after the break.
I’ve sent this organization an email, and now I’m waiting for a reply.
This is their contact information:
Air pollution can come from various sources, including factories, vehicles, power plants, fires, dry cleaners, etc. It’s a threat to the health of humans, trees, crops, and animals, it can also damage the ozone layer, buildings, and lakes. Air pollution also causes acid rain and contributes to climate change. If extreme, it can endanger human life by reducing visibility and causing accidents with the haze it creates. Air pollution is also present inside houses and buildings, and every year, peoples’ health is harmed by the chemicals affecting the air inside their homes. In 1985, the EPA reported that these chemicals present in the air of American homes are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than the air pollution present outdoors.
There are some organizations that try to control the amount of air pollution, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whose goal is to improve air quality in the United States for the future generations with their Clean Air Act. In the United States, with the Clean Air Act, the EPA sets a limit on the amount of pollutants that can be released in the air. They seek to improve their nation’s health through the Clean Air Act, improving air quality (both indoors and outdoors), reducing air pollutants emitted by industries and vehicles.
With the assistance of projects like these, air quality in the US has significantly improved over the last 20 years. However, it is difficult to monitor such a thing, and there are still many challenges that need to be faced.