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The Effects of Air Pollution

Author: Brianna Hang

Editors: Ken Saito and Liane Xu

Artist: Kaitlyn Stanton

The sky darkens as gray smog envelops the earth with its hazardous chemicals. Like a double-edged sword, the same air that gives life can bring suffocation and death. Air pollution is a mixture of solid, liquid, and some gaseous particles that permeate through the air. Natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions contribute to air pollution, but artificial emissions from sources such as factories and cars are among today’s biggest problems. Not only can air pollution damage plants and animals, but there are also serious health risks to humans, including lung disease and asthma. By understanding the causes, we can find the source of pollution and find ways to mitigate these pollutants’ severe consequences.