Liputan6.com, Jakarta Air is the main need of all living things on this earth, not only humans but plants and animals also need air.
Whether we realize it or not, it contains so many elements and chemical compounds, both needed by our bodies like Oxygen (O2) as well as in the form of harmful toxins such as carbon dioxide (CO2).
In Indonesia, especially in urban areas, it will be very easy for us to find air that has been mixed with vehicle fumes, cigarette smoke, industrial activity and dust so that we breathe every day can be a source of disease for the body and cause negative effects for the environment.
Well, in other words we can call the above as air pollution. In Indonesia, the number of air pollution has reached a very dangerous level because it occupies the eighth most deadly position in the world.
Air pollution is also under-paid or a top priority for the government. Seeing the magnitude of the impact of air pollution, then I will discuss more about the dangers of air pollution for both public health and environmental health.
What is clean air?
Air can be referred to as clean air if it has the following composition: 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, 0.0032% CO2, and the rest are other elements.
Meanwhile, if the composition of air is different from what is described above it can be called dirty or contaminated air with compounds, particles or other elements, we can also call it as air pollution.
Source of air pollution, among others; transportation, industrial activities, cigarette smoke, dust, combustion smoke from the kitchen, smoke from cooking, volcanic fumes, forest fire fumes, and so forth. However, the source of priority in everyday life that is sourced from transportation and industrial activities.