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Government Approved Pollution
Find out what the government is doing to make our pollution problems worse


Politics of Energy
A secret energy task force with no viable solutions to the energy crisis, find out what's really going on with the energy policy


Bush and Big Business
The truth about Bush's special interest agenda, and the big businesses he serves


Media Censorship
Think you're getting the straight facts when you turn on the news?



Air

What is Air Pollution
Air pollution is a general term for a variety of substances and gases in our air that pose risks to health. Most air pollution comes from human-made sources such as fossil fuel combustion, transportation, power plant emissions and emissions from other industrial processes. Some air pollutants are toxic. Also known as hazardous air pollutants, these pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects.

Air Pollution and Dangerous Gases
The Union of Concerned Scientist details the various types of polluting gases and chemicals caused from the burning of fossil fuels. It also discusses the health dangers associated with each of these gases

How Air Pollution Affects Our Health
Air pollution poses many health risks and different pollutants can lead to respiratory problems, exacerbated allergies, and adverse neurological, reproductive, and developmental effects. This is especially true for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, pregnant women, those with heart or lung disease, and people with weakened immune systems. People who work or exercise outdoors may also be especially sensitive.

Asthma - A Growing Illness Triggered by Air Pollution
Asthma is a respiratory illness that affects many people, and it is the number one chronic illness in children. It has been directly linked to air pollution.



 
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