Air pollution is the release of harmful chemicals and particulates into the air. This can happen naturally, such as when a volcano erupts, or it can be caused by human activity, like when factories release emissions into the air. Harmful polluting chemicals can come from car exhausts, factories, burning coal and wood, and agricultural activities.
Pollution affects the quality of the air we breathe and can cause a number of health problems, including respiratory infections, heart disease, and cancer. It can reduce the quality of life for people living in polluted areas and have negative economic impacts by making it difficult for people to work or travel in polluted areas.
It can also damage the environment, harm animals and plants, impact crops, forests, and water resources and contribute to climate change.
This is a problem in many parts of the world, and it is getting worse. There are many things that people can do to reduce air pollution, but it will take the effort of everyone to make a difference.