By: Cameron Richter

Smog Harmful Effects

Smog is a serious problem in many cities and continues to harm human health. Ground-level ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide are especially harmful for senior citizens, children, and people with heart and lung conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma.

Solutions For Smog

Transportation is one of the biggest contributors to smog. When, where, how, why and what you drive all play important roles in affecting air quality. Here are some suggestions on how to be more environmentally friendly when you need to get somewhere. Drive less, especially during peak traffic periods or on hot sunny days. What you do inside your living space can have a big effect on the air quality outside it. Here are some choices you can make inside and around your home that will help you pollute less and save some money. Be energy efficient. Monitor your energy use and try to reduce your consumption by turning off lights, updating some of your household appliances and products to low-energy models, and using your air conditioner wisely during the summer months.