Air Pollution

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Air Pollution by Mind Map: Air Pollution

1. What is Air Pollution

1.1. Types of Air Pollution

1.1.1. Haze

1.1.2. Smog (smoke + fog)

1.2. Air pollution is the contamination of the atmosphere by substance that can, either directly or indirectly, impact on human health and welfare.

2. Cause of Pollution

2.1. Human Cuases

2.1.1. Industry

2.1.1.1. Industries release vast amounts of pollutants such as smoke and dust into the air we breathe

2.1.2. Vehicles

2.1.2.1. Vehicles emit harmful gases into the atmosphere including Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Oxide

2.1.3. Deforestation/ Construction

2.1.3.1. Clearing of land for building is potentially harmful to the air we breathe, because without trees the Carbon Dioxide in the air is not filtered

2.2. Natural Causes

2.2.1. Bushfires

2.2.1.1. During a bushfire smoke from the burning is released into the air

2.2.2. Volcanic Eruptions

2.2.2.1. During an eruption crazy amounts of volcanic ash and dust are released into the air

3. Impacts

3.1. Human consequences

3.1.1. Health Issues

3.1.1.1. Could lead to difficulty in breathing and itchy eyes

3.2. Environmental consequences

3.2.1. Acid Rain

4. Elements of Pollution

4.1. Smoke

4.2. Ash

4.3. Dust