Only People Pollute

CIM Bulletin, 1971

E. R. MITCHELL, Head, Canadian Combustion Research Laboratory, Fuels Research Centre, Mines Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada

When we grow up in an urban environment and choose to become a part of a way of life, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the cost of this decision in terms of pollution. Explained in this article is our dependence on technology and the amount of pollution that technology produces. Inventories of air pollution on both a personal and a national basis are given so that the reader may judge the magnitude of the problem. In doing so, it is hoped that the reader will understand the need for a responsible attitude toward pollution by everyone and how he can make a personal contribution.
Keywords: Air, air pollution, Canada, Heavy Fuel Oil . ., population density, square mile, Canadian, Combustion, Fuel, Fuels, inventory, Mines Branch, Pollutants, Pollution, Technology