The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new version of the “WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines” on September 22 after 16 years of violations . The report systematically reviewed more than 500 papers around the world, and based on this, Updates reference indicators for six pollutants (PM10, PM2.5, O₃, NO₂, SO₂, CO) and warns Senegal Phone Number of significant risks to global health posed by air pollution. It is estimated that exposure to air pollution causes more than 7 million premature deaths each year, with the loss adding up to millions of years of healthy life. Most of the Taiwanese people’s understanding of air pollution is that thermal power generation will cause extremely serious air pollution. Therefore, the issue of energy transition and thermal power generation load reduction has been highly valued and discussed.
However, from the objective analysis of scientific data
whether the power industry is Is it really the main culprit of air pollution? What other sources of air pollution and substances pose a major threat to our health? Pollutant emissions far exceed the power industry: a mobile pollution source that cannot be ignored In July 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan updated the TEDS11.0 version of the air pollution emission inventory, and conducted pollutant surveys and statistics based on 2019, including more than 14,600 point source factories; 21 categories of business or self-use registered by the Vehicle Supervision Office There are also 119 small pollution sources of different sources, and the total emission data exceeds 4.3 million.
According to the collected pollution source statistics,
In 2019, the total national emission. Of granular pollutants was about. 301,647 metric tons, sulfur oxides were about 66,487 metric tons, nitrogen oxides were about 294,110 metric tons, and volatile organic. Compounds were about 460,000 tons. 6502 metric tons. Chart1 produced by the author if you look closely at the classification. Statistics of pollution source emissions. In taiwan, you can find that the power. Industry accounts for about 3.5% of the national. Pm2.5 emissions, sulfur oxides account. For 35.44%, nitrogen oxides account for about. 13.8%, carbon dioxide hydrogen .Compounds account. For only about 0.01%, non-methane hydrocarbons. Account for about 0.01%, carbon monoxide only 2.45%, and lead accounts for 7.1%.
In terms of road transportation (including the total of motor vehicles and trucks), PM2.5 accounts for about 32.02%, sulfur oxides account for only 0.17%, nitrogen oxides account for 52.9%, hydrocarbons account for about 26.23%, and non-methane Hydrocarbons account for about 20.77%, carbon monoxide is as high as 52.46%, and lead accounts for 50.76%