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10 Things that pollute the environment.

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Charles Dautel

on 6 November 2013

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10 Things that pollute the environment.
A group of greenhouse gases called the chlorofluorocarbons, - which are usually called CFCs, have been used in aerosols, such as hairspray cans, fridges and in making foam plastics.
The car
the car is bad for the environment because of its' many gases it emits that pollute the air more and more. It emits:
-carbon monoxide: a gas that is mainly released by cars and other vehicles , it has no color or smell.
-hydrocarbons: produced when petrol is not fully burnt. one of the causes of modern day smog.
Air Conditioning
Air conditioning uses up energy, some of which is supplied by oil and coal-fired generators which emit pollutants that contribute to smog.The chemical called "Freon" that is used in air-conditioners and refrigerators contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), which are suspected of causing damage to the ozone layer.
Lawn mowers
Small gasoline engines in mowers, chain saws and leaf blowers emit high levels of pollutants that cause smog.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gasoline-powered landscape equipment is responsible for more than 5 percent of urban air pollution.

The Factory
The factory is one of the main reasons why there is so much pollution in our air. It emits these gases : Nitrogen oxides (causes acid rain) and Sulfur Dioxide.
Electrical needs contribute to people's fossil fuel dependence. Compact fluorescent should replace energy hungry filament bulbs common in most homes. Generating electricity contributes to smog.
The cigarette
The amount of paper that goes into making each cigarette is incredible. This is a lot of trees that are cut down and paper that can never be recycled.There are cigarette butts everywhere outside. It takes more than 5 years for a cigarette butt to biodegrade. That means that it takes at least 5 years for the cigarette butts to break down.
The runoff from these toxic chemicals can enter streams, ponds, or our drinking water. Pesticides don't just kill bad insects, it also kills beneficial insects and wildlife, and creates health problems for humans.
Fertilizer runoff is partly to blame for the proliferation of lake weeds and algae. While agricultural runoff of fertilizer is a major contributor, homeowners who use fertilizers high in phosphorus do more than their share.
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