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The presence in the atmosphere of large quantities of particles or gases produced by human activity; these are harmful to both animal and plant life.
Paddy fields release considerable quantities of methane.
Nitrogen fertilizers used to fertilize the soil also release nitrogen oxides.
Bacteria involved in the digestion of ruminants also trigger the emission of methane into the air.
Large-scale deforestation leads to increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere since plants alone absorb and retain this gas.
motor vehicle pollution
Motor vehicle exhaust contains carbon particles, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and hydrocarbons.
Depending on their activity, industries emit a great variety of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, heavy metals and hydrocarbons.
Rain that contains an unusually high concentration of sulfuric acid and nitric acid.
Polluted clouds are carried by the wind, sometimes traveling thousands of kilometers; their pollutants then fall in the form of acid rain.
Harmful haze resulting from the presence of polluting gases; it forms over cities under specific meteorological conditions.
The principal air pollutants are sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, methane and carbon dioxide.
Forest fires and brush fires release carbon monoxide, methane and nitrogen oxides.
polluting gas emission
Most polluting gases are present in the atmosphere in minuscule quantities, but human activity increases their concentration.