How does air pollution affect humans and the environment?
What is Air Pollution???
How can we prevent Air pollution and ozone loss?
- Use alternative transportation. Carpool, bus, use the light rail, bike, or walk.
- Maintain your vehicle. A poorly maintained vehicle can pollute as much as 25 times more than a well-maintained one.
- Refuel your vehicle after 6:00 p.m. Since ozone pollution needs sunlight to form, the gasoline vapors that escape when refueling have less of an opportunity to be transformed into harmful ozone.
- Stop at the click when filling up your vehicle
- Avoid gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Explore telecommuting and teleworking as an alternative to driving to work
- Teleconference instead of driving to a meeting
Doing these simple things can help global warming and make the enviorment a cleaner and safer place to be.
How does it affect our health?
research showed an increasing risk of lung cancer with increasing levels of exposure to outdoor air pollution and particulate matter.
Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases, which can be fatal. Some diseases are COPD and Asthma.
Air pollution poses a serious threat to our nation's health; the quality of the air we breathe, indoors and out, can affect our lung health. Exhaust, secondhand smoke, paint fumes, and mold can damage fragile lung tissue. It’s important to know what can damage your lungs and what you can do to make the air you breathe cleaner.
Air Pollution is a worldwide problem that happens everywhere! we need to stop using fossil fuels.
What can u do???
- conserve natural resources such as paper
- ride your bike or walk
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