By: Mia Sinclair
Health and Prevention
- Conserve energy - turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room.
- Recycle paper, plastic, glass bottles, cardboard, and aluminum cans. (This conserves energy and reduces production emissions.)
- Keep woodstoves and fireplaces well maintained. You should also consider replacing old wood stoves with EPA-certified models.
- How to be an advocate
- You can reduce emissions through simple actions like changing a light bulb, powering down electronics, using less water, and recycling.
Global Pollution and The Experts
“Currently, the air pollution sensors are still expensive and not easy to use, so it limits the number of people that can use them,” Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, a research professor at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, Spain, said in an email. However, the technology is improving, he said, and in a few years, devices like smart watches could contain air pollution sensors.