Apart from contributing to the damage caused by global warming The burning of fossil fuels such as Oil or Coal and solid fuel such as Turf or Wood releases into the air tiny particles which have a detrimental effect on the health of all life-forms. Whether we burn fossil fuels to heat our homes. cook our food, generate electricity, or fuel our transport we are endangering our health. The same applies to the burning of waste in incinerators. to generate electricity. Some of the gasses released during the combustion of fossil or solid fuels, rise into the upper atmosphere and create a blanket around the Earth, preventing excess heat from escaping into space. This is another reason for global warming. But the main concern should be the sickness and bad health such air pollution causes to humans.