Learning - Other | 9-17 yrs

What's In The Air?


Air pollution is one of the most serious problems the world is facing today. According to the World Health Organization, 13 of the world’s cities with the highest level of particulate matter are in India (Sciencetopia). Although air pollution can be caused by both natural and man-made factors, the latter is a major contributor to this environmental hazard. Fuel emissions, improper waste disposal, greenhouse gas emissions, industrial emissions, biomass burning, etc., are some of the man-made factors. These pollutants are the major causes of smoke, smog and particulate pollution.

Air pollution is one of the major triggers for health risks like stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. To prevent air pollution and its harmful consequences, it is important to spread awareness among our children about its causes and effects, and teach them ways of tackling it. Extending his support to the fight against air pollution, Leonardo Dicaprio, celebrity and environmental activist, rightly said in his Oscar acceptance speech, “Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

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What Is Air Pollution For Children?

Air pollution occurs when gases, dust particles, fumes (or smoke) or odour are introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans, animals and plant. This is because the air becomes dirty (contaminated or unclean).

What Causes Air Pollution?

Air pollution can result from both human and natural actions. Natural events that pollute the air include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, wind erosion, pollen dispersal, evaporation of organic compounds and natural radioactivity. Pollution from ...

What Are The Common Air Pollutants Around?

What are the common air pollutants around? Fuel combustion from vehicles and engines. Reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s organs and tissues; aggravates heart disease, resulting in chest pain and other symptoms. Check out some common ...

What Are The Effects Of Air Pollution?

Chemical reactions involving air pollutants can create acidic compounds which can cause harm to vegetation and buildings. Sometimes, when an air pollutant, such as sulfuric acid combines with the water droplets that make up clouds, the water dropl...

Air Pollution Prevention, Monitoring And Solutions For Kids

Solution efforts on pollution is always a big problem. This is why prevention interventions are always a better way of controlling air pollution. These prevention methods can either come from government (laws) or by individual actions. In many big...

Deadly Effects Of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air’ is air within a building such as your home, classroom, office, shopping center, hospital or gym. We say ‘Indoor Air Pollution’ if indoor air is contaminated by smoke, chemicals, smells or particles.Unlike outdoor air pollution, the eff...

Interesting Facts To Know About Air Pollution

Air pollutants (dangerous things that make the air unclean) come in the form of gases or particles.It is estimated that you breathe 20,000 liters of air each day. This means the more polluted the air is, the more we breathe into our lungs dangerou...

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