Secondary Pollutants are those things that make your car, your house, the whole world seem a little bit dirty. Like the smog, the pollen, the dioxins, the lead, the mercury, the arsenic, the benzene, the carbon monoxide, the nitrogen oxide, the formaldehyde, the carbon dioxide, and the smoke from your car.
It’s not surprising then that so many of us have a hard time separating the real from the artificial, or the real from the manufactured. For example, when I first moved to the US I was shocked to see how much we waste every day in our cars. I was even more shocked to hear about the problems caused by the secondary pollutants in our buildings and our homes.
The most common pollutants in cars and homes are called “secondary.” They don’t actually cause harm to people or plants. They produce a certain amount of air pollution—a fine, tiny amount that is harmful to us—but not much.
A secondary pollutant is a substance that doesn’t actually take a direct hit on a living thing. They cause harm by creating air pollution, which is any airborne particulate matter or aerosols including microscopic dust (dust, smoke, smoke particles and so on), which contains small, microscopic particles that are inhaled by the lungs and can cause respiratory problems (such as asthma and emphysema).
A secondary pollutant can have many sources such as industrial processes, transportation, and home heating. They are also emitted from the burning of fossil fuels.
Secondary pollutants can include soot, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants. They can also be emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, even if it’s not directly emitted into the atmosphere.
So if your gas furnace has a leak, and you live in a high-traffic area, your indoor air quality could be compromised by all these secondary pollutants. The problem is that these pollutants can get into your lungs and cause respiratory problems.
So if you live in a high-traffic area, your indoor air quality could be compromised by all these secondary pollutants. The problem is that these pollutants can get into your lungs and cause respiratory problems.
So what are secondary pollutants? Well, they are any substances that fall into the same category as pollutants, so for example, cigarette smoking is a secondary pollutant. So if you were to smoke cigarettes and then go on a hike in the woods, you would not get a second wind from the smoke because the smoke would have already entered your lungs. If you were to pick up litter, this would not be a problem because you wouldn’t be inhaling any of it.
The pollutants you inhale are also what causes your body to produce some of the same things that are causing you to inhale them. This is the reason why cigarette smokers are prone to the respiratory problems that other smokers experience. The more you smoke, the more chances you have of getting into trouble. In fact, if you are a smoker, this is one reason why you will die sooner than if you were to go on a hike.