Does Air Pollution Have Any Advantages?

This is a strange question, as air pollution is typically considered negative. However, there may be some small advantages to air pollution:

1. Air pollution helps plants grow

Guess what our factories and cars put in the air? Nitrogen.Theoretically, putting more nitrogen in the air might actually cause plants to grow more.

2. Air pollution slows climate change

Some pollutants we put out heat up the Earth, like carbon dioxide. But pollutants like sulfur actually keep our planet cooler.

3. Air pollution keeps polluted cities cooler in the summer

The heat-shielding of pollution works at the level of the entire Earth, but it also works at the level of a city. 

What Are the Disadvantages of Air Pollution?

Air pollution has many disadvantages and negative health affects on the human body. Learn more about the disadvantages of air pollution here.

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  1. Long-term health effects from air pollution include heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as emphysema. Air pollution can also cause long-term damage to people’s nerves, brain, kidneys, liver, and other organs. Some scientists suspect air pollutants cause birth defects.


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