Storm pollution: How much it affects the environment?

Does sewage water pollute our environment?

The answer of the question “How much it affects the environment?” can vary from man to man. But it is obvious that storm pollution is affecting the environment a lot.

For example, motor oil is used by billions of people all over the world. This burned oil is being mixed up into ocean by storm drain pollution or by some other ways. When a quart of burned oil is being mixed up into river or ocean it contaminates 250,000 gallons of pure drinking water.

And guess what, in every year over 350 million gallons of burned oil is dumped into the ocean. Which is directly polluting the environment & destroying the under water life.

Not only this, wildlife is also being threatened by this kind of pollution. By drinking the water full of germs, chemicals, virus and burned oil these animals is getting sick.
 

What can we do?

Actually we can do many things. But matter of sorrow that we usually do not do anything special

Just think, it takes 42 gallons of crude oil to create 2 and 0.5 quarts of lubricating oil. The same 2 and 0.5 quarts are often created with 0.5 the maximum amount energy from only 1 gallon of recycled oil. It could be one way to reduce pollution.

We also have to recycle plastic or aluminum products and paper also. Cleaning the under water can be another solution. Because trash poses a threat to marine animals as they fight to eat it or get trapped or tangled within the debris.
 
People living in the city area are more responsible for pollution rather than rural/village people.

Storm is a natural calamity. It affects everyone living in town or village area. After storm there is a huge amount of pollutants or disturbing elements in the earth surface which are directly responsible for storm pollution. Pollution is must after any kind of natural disaster & when it is storm then it is guaranteed to storm water pollution or storm drain pollution.
 

How this pollution does happen?

Pollution can be happen from anywhere.

Even the cleanest cities in New Jersey and elsewhere in the nation are contributing to the pollution. City people are producing various kinds of wastes which are known as pollutants. This harmful element does not just vanish. They stay on the surface area and when storm or any other natural calamity occurs, these pollutants wash away with the water. The polluted water mixed with various water source and finally the get mixed. Not only this, there are more….

Burned Motor car oil directly dumped into the river or ocean which causes serious damage to nature. Human & animal waste is polluting water source directly or (in developing countries) washed away as the after effect of storm.Dangerous chemical & epidemic germs being spread by storm water which is more likely to storm drain pollution. Though these sensitive elements used to keep safe by professionals.

Let me tell you a personal experience of mine about visual pollution effects. Once I was going to a long drive. I was on the car and watching the road side view. The car was moving first. Suddenly advertise of a company drew my attention. The advertise was colorful & eye catching.

I looked at to the advertising and thinking about that. Than a thought comes to my mind. These colorful banners & posters doing marketing for sure but they are also responsible for pollution. This kind of pollution is causing for human. The interesting thing is that the pollution is causing for this is not causing psychical damage. This pollution is causing mental pollution.

Here is one of the visual pollution pictures.
 
In this point many of us will think that mental pollution will not harm much. But I will say that don’t underestimate this. This kind of pollution may not harm you directly but in the long run you will be sufferer.

In this stage one question will come to your mind “how can visual pollution harm us?.

For answering this we have to use our thinking power, our imagination. For visual pollution many problems may happen. I am discussing the most common ones, visual pollution blocks your view.

Its creates pressure on the brain. It reduce your power of thinking. In several times it creates depression among us.

Visual pollution causes for billboard is also responsible for air pollution because it prevent fresh air to enter your home. In many street various kind of electric cable is causing visual pollution. Not only that it also creates accident several times.

Natural vegetation and animals can be physically damaged by visual pollution. Visual pollution can harm us in many ways. We generally take visual pollution lightly. As a result we are unaware of the negative effect of visual pollution most of the time.

Visual pollution blocks our thinking power these why many artist go outside of the city in order to get rid of visual pollution to create something creative & useful.

Does smoking pollute the air

It is easily understood how smoke pollution effect the air.

Yes you guessed it right; when a smoker smokes he is inhaling the smoke in & out. The chemical smock that has been created by burning of tobacco is causing the air pollution. You already know that cigarette contains more than 4000 harmful chemical elements which easily cause smoke pollution.

Some harmful elements that pollutes air, carbon monoxide, DDT, maltitor, formaldehyde,tar, methoprene, sulfuric acid, geranic acid, cyanide, freon, nicotine, hydrogen cyanide  and many more.

These all are dangerous for our health as well as our environment. Danger of smoking is wider than we thought. These elements burns and create smoking air pollution which will directly affect the atmosphere.  Our climate is changing rapidly so we have to be more conscious.

Smoke pollution

The answer of the question “does smoking pollute the air” is easy. Yes, it does. But the problem is we don’t know how much it pollutes.

It is generally thought that cars can do great harm to air pollution. No one would think that a small cigarette can do harm to environment then a car. I mean, think normally that a small cigarette vs a huge car. No match, isn’t it? But guess what: smoke affect the environment ten times higher than the car smoke which runs by diesel.

In a recent survey, scientists has found that smoking is one of the causes for destroying ozone layer on our atmosphere. By now you obviously know that how important ozone layer is for our environment. The layer of ozone is protecting us from harmful sunbeams and some of us is destroying this layer of protection very slowly. There are some chemicals on cigarette which destroy the ground level ozone layer.

I think I can make you understand that ozone layer is good for us and smoking is destroying that. Now matter of fact that ozone layer is destroying for some other reasons also, so why smoking is so special? Ok, think about that the ozone layer is protecting us from many defective cosmic rays which usually filtered by ozone layer.

The dangers of smoking

Because of the position of ozone layer is not near of us and the bad effect of cosmic rays is not rapid, we cannot feel the problem all the time. Here is the dangerous part of cigarette smock comes near. By smoking people are destroying the Ground-level ozone layer.

The effect of this is so far reaching & effective that we could easily understand the consequence of this bad habit.
Now let’s discuss about another reason of smoking bad effect. When a smoker inhales a cigarette, he does several tasks. He create pollutant call smoke, burns tobacco, it also burns oxygen.

Smoke creates 7-24 milligrams of pollutants all over the world round the year. While inhaling a cigarette a smoker also burns oxygen with every breath the take. It seems simple to hear but what would be your thought if I would tell you that 1.1 billion smoker burns oxygen while smoking only in United States?

Are you serious now?

Then please be informed that the statistics that I gave before was for the year of 1998 in this air pollution essay. At present what would be the number have you ever imagined?  Whatever the number is but the matter of fact that smoking is causing serious air pollution for sure.