The Current And Future Challenges Associated With Air Quality And Pollution

With the recent shift in modern times, we can see that air pollution levels are rising alarmingly. Even though air cleaning processes are on since last few decades, there is no change in the air quality. In fact, it is deteriorating and getting worst day by day. While you switch in your smart TV, the only news you get to hear these days is the alarming rise in the “smog” and the air level.

This is creating several health issues in Canada. People are falling ill and are getting prey to chronic respiratory problems and other health issues. Poor air quality is affecting not only everybody’s health but also the environment. The government needs to take stern action and steps to improve the quality of air to save the environment as well as people.

Air pollution challenges being faced are:

  • The drastic change in climatic conditions.
  • Glaciers are melting, and this is an alarming situation.
  • Due to air pollution, the environment is being affected to a greater
  • Chronic health and respiratory issues those are not treatable.
  • Toxic pollutants present in the air are damaging the environment and health.
  • Depletion of UV rays.

Even though the cleaning process is still on, there is no significant change in the climatic conditions. Besides, outdoor pollution, indoor pollution is also creating problems. All these aspects are covered under the governing body, “The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.” (CEPA, 1999) Indoor pollution is one of them, and it arises from chimney smoke, lantern smoke, smoking and other causes.

Though the Canadian government has made much progress in cleaning and purifying the air quality, yet a lot is left to be done. This is not a onetime process, but the cleaning has to be carried on regularly as the air pollution tends to rise at an alarming rate rather than decreasing. Under the CEPA was established in 1999 to clean and check the quality of air in the country. And since then, there has been no looking back.

Air pollution can be harmful and so are its side effects. Studies and researches have shown that even if the air pollution level is low, it can still harm human’s health. And to stop this, regular refreshment of air needs to done by the CEPA authority. This association is devoted towards reducing and controlling the toxic substances in the environment.

Common Problems!

  • When the air pollution level increases in any part of Canada, it does not fall under the national air quality standards. This is hazardous to life for all – humans, animals, and our environment as well.
  • The air pollution level can be controlled but cannot be altered. Thus it is of utmost importance that various measures should be taken to control the poor standards of air.
  • This is extremely hazardous to life because what we are inhaling is affecting our health. Both indoor and outdoor air pollution is the main causes.
  • The level of the air pollution in many Canadian provinces and cities does not match the air quality given by the CEPA. This is unhealthy in numerous ways.
  • Extensive research and a number of evidences show that both long-term and short-term exposures to fine particle pollution, also known as fine particulate matter, can cause premature death and harmful effects on the cardiovascular system.
  • Damage to the ozone increases health issues like breathing issues and respiratory problems. Asthma attacks are the most common cause of death due to harmful levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide increasing in the air.

Pollutants can cause multiple health issues. Thus, the government should be prompt enough to take decisions for improving the air quality.

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