Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pollution Atmosferica

Continuing with the first part of the main causes of air pollution

Livestock facilities
Activity: farming
Emissions: methane, ammonia
Effects: power as greenhouse of the methane gas is 20 to 30 times greater than carbon dioxide, which is certainly is a big problem

Thermal power stations

Activity: production of electricity from fossil fuels
Emissions: sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide
Effects: diseases cardiovascular, disturbance of the transport of oxygen in the blood, respiratory problems, greenhouse effect, acid rain (oxides of nitrogen and sulfur that we send into the atmosphere are mixed with the steam of the clouds and returns to Earth as acid rain)

Activity: excessive use of transportation in city and highway
Emissions: carbon monoxide, dioxide, nitrogen, hydrocarbons, lead, and others
Effects: alteration of the transport of oxygen in blood, respiratory, carcinogenic properties, kidney and central nervous system.