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Traffic Congestion, Temperature and Air Pollution Stressors

Describe and detail at least three atmospheric environmental stressors (e.g., temperature, humidity, chemical pollution) and evaluate the affect of stressors on individuals (400 words max).

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One definition is: Pressure on the environment caused by human activities (such as generation of pollution) or by natural events (such as occurrence of a drought).

Other examples of environmental stressors include: noise, air pollution, crowding, traffic congestion, terrorism, natural disasters and extremes of temperature.

I will highlight traffic congestion. In large cities, people often live far from their office, which involves a large commute to and from their workplace. People dream of a short commute, which is not the case in many cities. Forbes ran an article which stated: the institute estimates that the average commuter spent 47 hours stuck in traffic in cities with more than 1 million people. In cities of over 3 million people, it's 61 hours. It is stressful to sit in ...

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This solution looks at the environmental stressors of traffic congestion, temperature and air pollution and describes how it can really effect the well-being of individuals in 477 words.