Air Pollution

By Jonah Hegstad

HOW TO PREVENT AIR POLLUTION

Prevent pollution by:

-Turn off electronic appliances when finished with them

-Use energy efficient lightbulbs

-Limit driving by using public transportation or carpooling

-Combine errands for shorter trips

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Air Pollution Is Harmful to Your Health!

-breathing in ozone can make symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema much worse

-can cause coughing and pain when breathing

-irritates the lungs and throat

-causes wheezing during physical activity/being outside

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Air pollution is bad for the environment

Dr. Byron Thomashow, a lung specialist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and chairman of the board of directors of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation, said “ With more than 300 million individuals worldwide affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and total deaths expected to increase more than 30 percent in the next 10 years, it is critical that strong measures be taken to limit carbon emissions and the associated particulates produced that can contribute to flares of the chronic lung disease.”

-Shows that the global environment as well as people in the world are being affected by air pollution

-Air pollution can cause the greenhouse effect, which contributes to global warming

Be an advocate for air pollution prevention

-make sure you are turning off electronic items when not using them

-tell others to not waste electricity

-tell others about global warming and ways to prevent it

-don't smoke

-convince others to not start or to quit smoking

How to recycle and reuse

-recycle plastic bottles

-recycle newspapers

-recycle cardboard

-reuse cardboard boxes

-reuse plastic shopping bags for garbage bags

How to improve visual environment

-don't litter

-pick up litter you see

-make sure all garbage ends up in the trash

-recycle what you can

-clean up any vandalism you see, like erase drawings off of desks or wash off a wall that has graffiti

Why you should improve the visual environment

-Places will look more clean

-the air will be cleaner

-rivers will be less polluted

-you will feel happier and prouder of your town