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Sources of Air Pollution in Malaysia

Polluted air could cause diseases in our body. One way to get good qualify clean air is to use a good air filter or air purifier.

Air pollution is one of the teething environmental issues in most countries especially in the third world. Most of the air pollution issues are due to human ignorance and negligence.

There are a few major sources of air pollution in Malaysia.

Firstly is haze. Haze in Malaysia was originated in our neighboring country namely Indonesia. During the past decades in the dry seasons of June to September, the plantation companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan would burn the forest in clearance for oil palm plantation. The monsoon wind would blow the smoke to Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore from Sumatra whereas in East Malaysia from Kalimantan.

From the past years record, the forest fires were not easy to extinguish due to shortage of water, underground burning in peaty soil and monsoon wind. The fires would burn non-stop for few months.

Despite the complaints from Malaysia and Singapore, Indonesian Government seemed to be unable to stop the fire burning practice of the plantation companies. The newly elected Government is yet to take serious action on the plantation companies and produce results for its neighbours to see in the coming years.

The people in Malaysia, Singapore and even in Indonesia itself suffer from various diseases related to respiration due to the haze. It is indeed an economic cost to nations.

The second source is dust. Dust could be due to barren land without vegetation coverage. The recent occurrence of dust in Pahang due to bauxite mining is one good example. The dust is definitely detrimental to health.

The third source is quarry dust. Quarry dust could cause a kind of cancer, Silicosis if the lung is infected. Therefore, it is advisable to have quarries far away from residential areas.

The fourth source is bacteria and viruses present in the air. The globe is subject to air flow from one area to another. For instance, influenza viruses are always in the air we breathe. Sometimes, people are suffering from stronger influenza. This is due to new strains of viruses blown to our land from elsewhere.

The fifth source is legionella. Legionella consists of small insects, viruses, germs and fungus. It is commonplace for household to have air-conditioners in bedrooms. Air-conditioner needs to be serviced from time to time. Legionella tends to develop in old air-conditioner lacking services and air cooling duct.

The sixth source is pet hair. Normally residents rear cats and/or dogs as pets. These pets would generate loose hairs detached from their bodies.

Pollution may cause various diseases in human. To live a healthy life we need clean air. To get rid of the aforesaid pollutantsFind Article, we need to have a good air filter or air purifier installed in our houses and offices.

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