Air Pollution

A Common Enemy in Day to Day Life

Facts about air pollution

  • Air pollution may cause respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease and increases in asthma.
  • Common types of air pollution is dangerous gases, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and chemical vapors.
  • Other sources of air pollution can come from within buildings, such as secondhand smoke.

How does air pollution effect me?

The increase in air pollution is connected to many diseases and to heart attacks, it has also been an ever present cause of lung cancer

How to prevent it

  • Wash clothes with warm or cold water instead of hot.
  • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 F.
  • Choose efficient, low-polluting models of vehicles.
  • Choose products that have less packaging and are reusable.
  • Shop with a canvas bag instead of using paper and plastic bags.
  • Buy rechargeable batteries for devices used frequently.

How you can help!

  • volunteer in an environmentalist group
  • plant trees
  • drive environmentally safe vehicles
  • do not use air polluting products