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Causes of Air Pollution

Air pollution is the air which is not fit for breathing. Its a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air released into the atmosphere by both man-made and natural processes. 1. Exhaust from Combustion Engines :- Emissions from vehicular combustion engines contain gaseous oxide, nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide, all of which contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. With a thinner ozone layer, the earth will gradually succumb to sweltering heat. 2. Use of Coal and Fossil Fuels :- Factories, power-generating establishments, offices, even homes, utilize fossil fuels and coals for power or heat. Even though beneficial, coal and fossil fuels contribute to air pollution and smog. They also damage structures and hasten the oxidation of iron. Add to that, they can cause harm on plants, which significantly reduces oxygen supply on earth. 3. Mining Operations :- These activities release carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide into the air, all of which contribute to de