Air pollution may be described as contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes or by-products that can endanger human health. Some pollutants are released by natural sources like volcanoes, coniferous forests, and hot springs, the effect of this pollution is very small when compared to that caused by emissions from industrial sources, power and heat generation, waste disposal, and the operation of internal combustion engines. There are several diseases caused by air pollution which causes damage to respiratory organs like liver lungs, heart, trachea, nose and throat. Necessary precautions should be taken to prevent the diseases from air pollution.
Last date updated on September, 2014