I thought this image was pretty interesting because it displays all the problems that are associated with air pollution. I think it is pretty powerful to see all the words and look at each word indiviually to see exactly how harmful air pollution is and how it effects people the most.
Air Pollution called Unacceptable -
Heinz Endowments have conducted a study that links air pollution to environmental damage, illness and death throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. This study showed that there were harmful concentrations of pollutants throughout the region.
Pie Chart showing what the factors are for the cause of air pollution. I was not surprised by the percent (52%) that was contributed from the industry. Since industry (example from smokestacks) contribute to a large portion of what we breathe in daily, I was kind of surprised that it wasn’t a greater percent. I also thought that the commericial and residential heating had a very low percent of only 1. I would have thought that the percent would have been higher then agriculture.
Michael Braungart and William McDonough came up with the ‘Waste=Food’ concept in the early 90’s, and today it has become the national policy of the Chinese government and many industrial giants have adopted it too, including Ford, Nike and Herman Miller. It involves making the products we use completely safe to man & animals, allowing their components to be 100% re-usable in the biosphere or technosphere, and that they are easily disassembled for re-use. Provisions for how we can harness our power, clean our water and keep our soil pure have also been added. This is a grand design, on a global scale, and what’s fuelling interest from the profit crew is that it may be capable of actually increasing productivity, and profit margins too.
Link where it can be viewed: http://www.blatantworld.com/documentary/waste_equals_food.html
Setting Sun at Ivry
Oil on canvas
This painting vividly depicts air pollution from the smokestacks in the background. Although it does not have a direct connection to the effects of air pollution, it still shows it at an earlier time period. I think that the focus is on the clouds of smoke against the vibrant background. It leads your eye to the source of it, the smokestacks and then how all that pollution could be contaminating the air and water that is also depicted.
Science in Action: Air Pollution
Blending live action and graphics, this educational program explores the three primary categories of pollution — air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution — and looks into how each type is created. Then, solutions to the problem of reducing pollution are presented. The six-volume, Telly Award-winning Science in Action series examines various scientific areas and demonstrates how these subjects directly affect the lives of the viewers.
This documentary I thought did a good job at taking an indepth look at the different types of air pollution as well as some of the causes of it. I think this is a good starting documentary to just get an idea about what exactly air pollution is.
Available on Netflix
Information about Air Pollutants
“Coal Will Never Be Clean” (2nd Edition)
In this poster the small smoke stack at the top and the skull at the bottom are the only graphics shown. In big capital letters “Coal will never be Clean” is written, taking over the majority of the poster. The colors are black and brown, making it appear dirty (like the poster had been exposed to coal making it appear old and worn out). The lines of the poster are all straight (horizontal) in a line coming down from the top to the bottom. Someone might see this in a promotion for clean air or to control pollution. The effect of this visual might be to promote that coal leads to a good amount of the air pollution that surrounds us and it really should be controlled in some way.
Caption: Stop Air Pollution
The Print Ad titled KILLED was done by BBDO Guerrero Ortega advertising agency for product: Air Pollution Watch (brand: Abs Cbn Bantay Usok Foundation) in Philippines. It was released in the Dec 2003.
I think this image really hits a strong position that the pollution coming out of the bus’ exhaust is really harmful and can effect one’s health. The font really attracts the viewer to read what it says and the torn look of the image gives the effect something being destroyed.
Reduce Air Pollution
Air pollution comes from many different sources such as factories, power plants, dry cleaners, cars, buses, trucks and even windblown dust and wildfires. Air pollution can threaten the health of human beings, trees, lakes, crops, and animals, as well as damage the ozone layer and buildings. Air pollution also can cause haze, reducing visibility in national parks and wilderness areas.
I feel that this graphic displays a good depiction of the causes of air pollution and the sources that are effected by it. In showing different symbols and colors for the sources, transport, removal and effects, really get to the point of how everything is effected by air pollution