Health hazards of air pollution for animals


The evidence of major air pollution disasters indicates adverse symptoms in animals of a character similar to those suffered by man. Animals then suffered from acute respiratory distress, bronchitis, emphysema and heart failure. Fluorides, arsenic and lead are highly toxic pollutants that may cause diseases in animals by accumulation in the forage and other crops that constitute the principal diet of cattle and other farm animals. Many other pollutants derived from the incomplete combustion of fuels and from specific industrial processes possess toxic properties.

Narrower Problems:
Fluoride poisoning in animals
Animal diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST