Air Pollution

The Danger of Air Pollution

In 2012, WHO reported that 7 million premature deaths were linked to the cause of air pollution. This was 1/8th of the total world deaths. In a Harvard study, when the air pollution levels are high there are more heart attacks, more lung failures, and strokes due to the pollution entering the human body. To add to all of this, one poisoned gas called carbon monoxide is an odorless gas but yet can easily kill. One of the best ways for the air pollution levels to travel is through us humans. We drive and commute everywhere releasing exhaust to the very air we breathe. We are the main causes for the air pollution and we can be the ones to solve and reduce it as well.

What can you do to help?

As easy as it sounds, you can simply reduce the amount of air pollution you give off by; walking to schools, work or your friends houses. You can reduce the amount of bottled water bottles you use and try to use the filter in your house instead. Not recycling news papers right away. Crazy as it sounds but you can use newspaper for many purposes like putting them in shoes to dry them, remove odors, and to polish windows.

A little help from a big friend

The EPA has pledged and said they would do their very best to eliminate or cut down the amount of emissions from coal fired power plants, cement plants, and glass and acid power plants which have been studied overtime and proven to affect the environment the most. This is going to help stop the amount of pollution we are doing to our endangered world.

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