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According to Vallero, air pollution is ?the presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects.?(3) The above statement is indeed true in case of China. The presence of harmful particles in air such as nitrous dioxide has increased a lot in the last decade there (Bump). The increased rate of air pollution has caused severe health and economic losses to China. According to a scientific data, air pollution has caused 1.2 million premature deaths in China, which is two-fifth of global total (Wong).Another data from the World Bank mentions that out of 338 monitored cities in China,225 are overly polluted(qtd. In Ho and Nielson 13).

The economic damage to China due to air pollution is also significant. Due to large number of health damages, China incurred an economy loss of 4112 billion in the year 2005(Ekstrom). Therefore, it is essential to establish some policies keep China a flourished country in terms of health and economy. One of them is ?green? taxes. Green taxes can lessen harmful emissions and thus cut health damages. In the long run it will improve economic growth (Ho and Nielson 1).

[...] Finally, based on the findings, recommendations and conclusion is written off. Throughout the dissertation, MLA style citation has been used. Table of contents: Introduction: According to Vallero, air pollution is presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects.?(3) The above statement is indeed true in case of China. The presence of harmful particles in air such as nitrous dioxide has increased a lot in the last decade there (Bump). [...]


[...] Some YouTube videos from BBC news present some hazardous conditions of some cities in China. One scene of a video shows that people using medicines to clean their food from polluted particles in the village of Linfen, which is considered as the most polluted place on earth. A similar other video from BBC indicates that coal combustion is the main to blame for this huge air pollution. As the reporter says, not to take a deep breath in the village of Goregaon, as it might end up making you ill or even kill you.?This statement clearly indicates how bad the situation is there (Protectorravids and Vice). [...]


[...] YouTube. YouTube, December 13.2012 .Web.4th June 2013. Wong, Edward.?Air pollution linked to million premature deaths in China.?The New York Times. The New York Times April .2013.Web. 3rd June.2013. [...]


[...] Thus air becomes polluted (Miller and Willard 11). In the book ?Fundamentals of Air Pollution?, Vallero mentioned the following sources of air pollution Industrial sources: Industries that manufactures raw materials and convert products to other products e.g. gasoline from crude oil, automobile bodies from steel etc. Utilities: Examples include coal fired electric generating plant, poorly designed sewage treatment plant. Personal sources: Examples include automobiles, home fireplaces and stoves, backyard barbecue grills etc. Combustion: It is the rapid reaction of a chemical substance with oxygen which produces many air pollutants such as oxides of sulfur, metal oxides, fly ash, metal salts etc. [...]

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