Save your life... Save Envinronment.... Reduce Pollution

by Vinay
(Mumba, India)

Devote a little time to our planet

Devote a little time to our planet

Air pollution is a point of major concern now. Statistics shows that there is an enormous increase in breathing and chest related diseases in urban areas.

The major roadblock in building non-polluting / less polluting factories is the cost of pollution control, which is seen as profit reducer. Since the impact of air pollution is long term, the general tendency is to swipe the issue under the carpet. However now since we have started facing the ill effects of air pollution from industries placed a decade or more ago, there is a general awareness for the need to reduce air pollution from new industries.

Considering the lukewarm response of industries to invest into pollution control measures, at the initially it will be necessary to force these requirement by government regulation. A system of heavy penalty for offenders and reward for complier should give a head start to such initiatives.

Another option is to provide government sponsorship for alternate energy systems like wind and solar power.

Lastly it will be only public pressure which can bring in a change and hence creating awareness in public will go in a long way to promote this cause.

Barry's Response - Thank you Vinay. It's time to have more influential thoughts on this subject, without going to the meaningless extremes some environmentalists take. Let's enjoy our home while we can.

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My friend, you have hit the nail on the head.

There's no surprise we're seeing a spike in respiratory and chest-related problems, especially in urban areas, because air pollution is a big problem. Let's face this head on.

You're right about the cost of building less polluting factories. Many businesses see pollution control as a problematic increase in costs. Sometimes short-term thinking can overshadow long-term benefits, especially when pollution takes time to respond to changes.

But here's the thing, the tide is turning. We're experiencing the consequences of air pollution from industries established a decade or more ago, as you pointed out. That's why I've always advocated for thinking long-term, for considering the long-term effects of our actions. We can't keep ignoring these issues.

It's not always easy for industries to invest in pollution control. That's where government regulation comes in. Penalizing offenders and rewarding those who comply is a necessary push to get things started.

I love your idea about wind and solar power. It's not just about being environmentally friendly; it's about harnessing innovation for a sustainable future. Sponsorship of these initiatives can drive economic growth and protect the environment.

But you're right. Ultimately, the public holds the power. We bring about real change by raising awareness, educating people about their choices, and driving public pressure. It's happened before, and we can do it again.

Keep advocating for these changes. We need voices like yours to drive change. Together, let's build a cleaner, healthier future.

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by: Anonymous

It is very important to reduce the pollution if we want to live longer and to have a strong, healthy body. Sometimes we pollute the air from our homes, therefore, we should change every appliance or gadget which pollutes the environment.

From Barry - We can also reduce our pollution by using public transportation, biking, or walking. We can buy products with less packaging and recycle more. Last but not least, planting trees and shrubs can help absorb pollutants, light and sound from the air.

We all know these things.

by: Alvin

How can we save our life without reducing the pollution? Due to such hazardous pollution the environment is badly affected and that may lead to the destruction of our environment. So we have to be more alert to reduce the pollution.

From Barry - We can use renewable energy sources like solar, nuclear and wind instead of burning fossil fuels, at least some of the time. We can also recycle and reuse materials whenever we can. Last but not least, walking or biking more can reduce our reliance on cars.

Our actions have an impact on the environment, so we need to be aware of them. We can start by reducing energy use, switching to renewable energy, using fewer plastic products, and reducing waste.

Agree for the most part
by: Charles

I agree with the article for the most part. However, I'm not sure if huge penalties/rewards for noncompliance/compliance, or government regulations will be effective without first having great public support against air pollution.

About the site in general - the articles are all relatively short and to the point, and have enough evidence or common knowledge to support the author's beliefs. I think the tabs to the right of the website could be more generic, with some grouped together.

From Barry - Before any measures can be taken with desirable results, the public needs to be better informed about air pollution's effects on the environment and human health. The key to achieving this goal is education and awareness. Raising public awareness can create a social consensus to reduce air pollution and thus support for the right initiative.

Simple but effective approach
by: Anonymous

An intersting little article. I like the fact that you state the basic essential requirements, without getting sidetracked by detail.

Hopefully this will encourage people to think a little bit more! And....maybe take a bit of action too!

From Barry - Visitors will be encouraged to take actionable steps towards improving air quality and creating healthier environments by reading this. Conserving energy and reducing plastic use can make a big difference in the long run, says this environmental writer.

Public Pressure
by: Abhishek

All the measures you have just mentioned are definitely very good for this goal of purifying the air that we breathe
But at the same time, they are also difficult to achieve
What is needed is definitely the Public Pressure to make them work..Its the Public which can do Wonders and bring in Changes..Significant ones that is

From Barry - The government tries to be aware of this issue and take the necessary steps to make sure these measures are implemented. It's also important to educate the public about air quality and how it affects their health. To reduce air pollution, businesses should continue to adopt sustainable practices.

clean air
by: Asha

It's very useful to get clean air. Steps given in that page is cleanly stated that.

From Barry - There are a lot of health benefits to clean air, like improved respiratory and cardiovascular health. Stress and anxiety can also be reduced with it. Improve your home and workplace's air quality by following the principles on this website.

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