Air pollution occurs when the gases, dust particles and smoke are spread in the atmosphere in the way that makes it harmful to humans, animals, and plant. Air pollution contains gaseous, liquid or solid substances that, when present in sufficient concentration, for a sufficient time, and under certain conditions which tends to interfere with concentration, for a sufficient time, and under certain conditions, tend to interfere with human comfort, health or welfare and cause environmental damage. Air pollution causes acid rain, ozone depletion, and other such causes.
How to prevent air pollution?
It important to reduce the usage of energy because sources of energy like electricity, diesel, gasoline, and wood would be a cause of air pollution. Instead of driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you can ride a bicycle or walk. Try to reduce trips and use public transportation. Gas-powered garden equipment should be avoided as well as the burning of trash, leaves, and other materials. It’s also a good idea to perform regular car maintenance and engine tune-ups, making a point to replace the car’s air filter and oil on a regular basis. If everybody does the small things to reduce air pollution, the environment would get the benefit together.
Solutions for air pollution:
- Try to understand the method of reducing, reuse and recycle:
Do not throw away any items that are of no use to you. Instead, reuse them for some other purpose. Eg. You can use old jars to store cereals and pulses.
- Use public transportation: To reduce pollutions ask your relatives, and yourself use more and more public transportation. Try to make use of carpooling. If you and your friends are from the same locality and have same timings you can save money and energy.
- Reduce electricity: Reduce the electricity by switching off the fans and lights when it is not required and when you move out of the house. A large number of fossil fuels are burnt to produce electricity. You can save the environment by reducing the number of fossil fuels to be burned.
Air pollution facts:
- Children are most vulnerable to air pollution – but we are all affected.
- Air pollution is one of the UK’s and world’s biggest killers.
- A child born today might not breathe clean air until they are eight.
- Air pollution causes around forty thousand early deaths a year in the UK.
- Air quality is still bad now.
- Five days into 2017 annual air pollution limits in London were breached.
- Sitting in a car can be more dangerous for your health.
- Two-thirds of all UK car journeys are under 5 miles.
- About 11 million cars were designed to cheat air pollution tests.
- There’s been a 26-fold increase in electric cars in the UK in the past 4 years.
- The global cost of air pollution is staggering.
- Air pollution makes climate change worse.
- Plants can filter pollution.