AIR POLLUTION

How does air pollution affect humans and the environment?

What is Air Pollution???

Air pollution is one or more chemicals or substances in high enough concentrations in the air to harm humans, other animals, vegetation, or materials. Such chemicals or physical conditions (such as excess heat or noise) are called air pollutants. These air pollution's affect global warming and the ozone layer. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of 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?

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

Sources

"Air Pollutants." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 Nov. 2014. Web. 09 Apr. 2015.


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