Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution does not only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is all among us and but we continue to live in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine the problems and solutions for this issue.
Automobiles are undeniable the greatest source of pollution. The noise pollution created by cars is immense. Another polluting effect of cars is the heat it creates. This heat makes it unpleasant to be near the car while it's running. And of course the most famous of the automobiles evils is the exhaust. The toxic fumes given off as a byproduct of the combustion engine are slowly deteriorating our lungs and our atmosphere. The exhaust is extremely toxic to human beings. At least 117 million Americans live in areas where it is often, especially in the summer, unsafe to breathe the air due to smog pollution. Automobiles emit 8% of the nation's particulate pollution, also known as soot. Soot pollution can cause heart and respiratory disease and aggravate respiratory problems. But why do we do continue to drive these walking time bombs. Some people will say it is progress, but the majority drives it for the convenience. Why walk four miles in four hours when you can drive the same miles in four minutes?