Air Pollution

Air pollution is by far the most harmful form of pollution in our environment.

  • Air pollution is cause by the injurious smoke emitted by cars, buses, trucks, trains, and factories, namely sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.

  • Even smoke from burning leaves and cigarettes are harmful to the environment causing a lot of damage to man and the atmosphere. Evidence of increasing air pollution is seen in lung cancer, asthma, allergies, and various breathing problems.

  • Along with severe and irreparable damage to flora and fauna.

  • Even the most natural phenomenon of migratory birds has been hampered, with severe air pollution preventing them from reaching their seasonal metropolitan destinations of centuries.

What can we do help reduce Air Pollution?

Every time we drive to school, use our heater or air conditioner, clean our windows, or even style our hair, we make choices that affect air pollution.

 

A Few Steps we all can do to help reduce air pollution:

  • Conserve energy – remember to turn off lights, computers, and electric appliances when not in use.

  • Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances.

  • Participate in your local utility’s energy conservation programs.

  • Limit driving by carpooling, using public transportation, biking and walking.

  • Combine errands for fewer trips.

  • Keep your vehicle well-tuned and maintained. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on routine maintenance, such as changing the oil and filters, and checking tire pressure and wheel alignment.

  • Avoid excessive idling of your automobile.

  • Use electric or hand-powered lawn care equipment.

  • Be careful not to spill gasoline when filling up your car or gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment.

  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when full.

  • Choose environmentally friendly cleaners.

  • Use water-based or solvent free paints whenever possible and buy products that say "low VOC".

  • Seal containers of household cleaners, workshop chemicals and solvents, and garden chemicals to prevent volatile organic compounds from evaporating into the air. - 2017

Source:

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/ams/aqmdp/share.htm

http://www.uccee.org/Environmental_Pollution.html

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