Air Pollution

Solutions for Air Pollution

What is being done do prevent/help it

When smog was stuck over a city, it became really hard to breathe and see clearly. In 1952, the Great London Smog occurred and more than 4000 people died because of the smog!

New laws were created from this catastrophe in 1956 and 1968, so that it would not happen again. These laws are called the 'Clean Air Acts'. ( These paragraphs were written by, Clean Air Kids.)

Also in December, 1953, 4,000 people of London died from air pollution. London’s problems were caused by the soft coal they burned for fuel. Since then , they have switched to hard coal. London now 50 percent more of the sunny days they had years ago.

  • You can choose efficient, low polluting models of vehicles.

  • You can also turn off the lights when you leave the room to save energy and you could not leave the TV or computer on to also save a vast amount of energy.

Things we can do every day at home to solve this problem

  • drive less, you can use less energy when watching TV or using any electronic device.

  • You can also turn off all of your devices when you are done with them to reduce and save energy.

  • Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances

  • Use electric or hand-powered lawn care tools.

  • Use dishwashers and clothes washers that are energy efficient.

  • Choose environmentally friendly cleaners

  • Avoid excessive idling of your automobile

What will happen if this problem is not solved?

  • Smog in cities will get worse and kill a much large larger population of people

  • It can also possibly travel into water masses killing many other animals and people

  • The pollution could kill animals and the rest of the food chain could be harmed greatly

  • Also the EPA estimates that 60 million Americans born by the year of 2075 will get skin cancer because of the ozone depletion

  • About 1,000,000 of these people will die

  • Other ecosystems such as the forest and desert can be harmed

  • If these rates keep up I believe they will double and get worse and more people will die
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