This image is not available for purchase in your country.

View of a power station polluting the air

View of a power station polluting the air

E810/0324

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

BSIP CHASSENET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP CHASSENET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Air pollution. View of power station chimneys polluting the air. These power stations burn fossil fuels such as coal to produce electricity. This process leads to the production of dangerous gases. These include sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particles of soot. The release of these gases can have adverse effects on people living nearby. Increased incidence of asthma and bronchitis has been linked to air pollution. Another, farther reaching effect is acid rain. Here, moisture in the air absorbs the gases, and becomes very acidic. When this rain falls, the acidity damages and kills living things, most commonly trees and fish.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}