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Linfen Air Pollution
Transcript of Linfen Air Pollution
Air Pollution Proposal
Edwin Garcia 4B
Inspiration Green Mission Statement
Inspiration Green is committed to restoring clean, healthy air to all of Linfen in China
Our mission is to significantly advance cost-effective and pragmatic air quality Goals/Objectives We strive to strengthen the environmental movement by promoting broad-based community involvement.
We strive to assess the impacts of air pollution emissions and the results of efforts to curb these emissions.
We want to provide a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. Our Company Slogan Less Pollution is the best solution! Linfen Air Pollution Statistics World's most polluted city
potentially affects 3,000,000 civilians
only 1% of the city breathe air that is deemed safe by European Union standards
79% of this pollution is caused by auto emissions
93% of residents think the government should do more to control the pollution
77% of the city's leaders ear environmental measures would harm economic progress The Problem Rapid development and unequivocal faith in industry has led to the development of hundreds of unregulated coal mines, steel factories and refineries which have not only polluted indiscriminately
Constant engine exhaust from vehicles has also been one of the sole sources of pollution, as well. Climate-relation As the climate changes, unhealthy air pollution will get worse.
Ozone smog forms when pollution from vehicles, factories, and other sources reacts with sunlight and heat.
Increasing temperatures speed this process and result in more smog.
Ragweed and other allergens in the air increase, worsening as rising carbon dioxide levels cause plants to produce more pollen.
Also, as dry areas get dryer, wildfire risks go up and smoke from burning landscapes intensifies poor air quality. Past Methods to cap the pollution In 2010, Chinese government issued a mandated environmental protection program for all cities in China.
The country was in dire need of these programs because 16 out of 20 of the most polluted cities in the world fall in China.
However, the program seemed to accomplish nothing.
The government sent money to help spread awareness about the damage in the environment but it never seemed to take off.
The money was left unaccounted for and several city mayors were indicted for money laundering. Health Effects The high levels of pollution are taking a serious toll on the health of Linfen's inhabitants.
Local clinics are seeing growing cases of bronchitis, pneumonia, and lung cancer.
Because many industrial plants are located near the schools, children also have high rates of lead poisoning.
Arsenicosis, a disease caused by drinking elevated concentrations of arsenic found in water is at epidemic levels in the area.
Chronic exposure to this toxic chemical results in skin lesions, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, blackfoot disease, and high cancer incidence rates. Solutions? We, at Inspiration Green, are committed to finding a long term solution for capping the air pollution in the city.
The city is in desperate need of methods to become a clean and safe city to inhabit and stop the growing number of recent deaths due to the unhealthy conditions put forth by this pollution. Devices Proposal ESP:An electrostatic precipitator is a large, industrial emission-control unit. It is designed to trap and remove dust particles from the exhaust gas stream of an industrial process. Baffle spray scrubbers are a technology for air pollution control. They are very similar to spray towers in design and operation. However, in addition to using the energy provided by the spray nozzles, baffles are added to allow the gas stream to atomize some liquid as it passes over them. Governmental involvement We call upon the Chinese government along with the local government in Linfen to increase awareness about the harmful effects of air pollution
using tax money to increase research and development on the solutions for air pollution, as well as spending it on building up the devices to control pollution
Make complete air quality information easily available to the public.
Tighten the controls for power plant emissions to reduce emissions.
Introducing cleaner fuel standards and switching to electric vehicles. A concrete solution? The most basic solution for air pollution is to end its root causes: quit coal and move away from fossil fuels, replacing them with clean, renewable energy. Sources Ho, Mun S., and Dale W. Johnson. "Greening China." How to Reduce Air Pollution in China. Harvard Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2008. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. <http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/09/greening-china-market-solutions>.
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