3 Types of Air Pollutants

Excessive concentration of foreign particles or substances into the air which adversely affects the atmosphere is known as air pollution. There are 3 types of air pollutants.

Types of Air Pollutants

  1. Natural pollutants such as pollen grains and bacteria.
  2. Suspended particles in air (aerosols) such as fog, fumes, haze, dust and mist.
  3. Various gases such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide are released in the atmosphere by various industries, vehicles and burning of fossil fuels.

Smog is formed as a result of air pollution. Smog is an air pollutant that is a mixture of fog, smoke, and dust particles. It is formed in areas that have a large concentration of industries. Heavy automobile traffic also results in the formation of smog.

Also, Read 6 Major Types of Pollution

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