Why do we want ways to prevent air pollution? This short video gives a demonstration (and check the lists afterwards)
How do we stop this problem? Some ways to do so are so simple that you may not even think of them at the right time.
Other ways are a bit more demanding. There are lots of things in the three lists below. Find the right methods and techniques for you.
Where can we start reducing air pollution? It makes sense to attack this (or any) problem by examining and addressing the most important factors contributing to it. Handling air quality issues that affect urban areas usually means taking care of transportation emissions. If dispersion modelling will help you decide how to reduce your air impacts, I can help you - Check out my air quality services.
Be a Smart Drive. What does this mean?
Approximately half of the air pollution seen in cities comes from cars and trucks. So, we have identified two easy but very important ways to prevent air pollution – try to drive less and be a smarter, more conservative driver.
Cutting down on the number and length of trips by car can help cut vehicle air pollution. With gasoline and diesel prices being so high at various times, many people have chosen to drive for less of a distance for their summer vacations and also to decrease the amount of driving they do in town.
If you adopt a few smart driving habits this will help reduce your car's total emissions as well as your driving expenses and maybe uncover hidden benefits like those listed below. Here are some other ways to prevent air pollution:
Here's another interesting one. If there comes a day when the air is unhealthy and needs your immediate help, drive your newest car. They generally pollute less than older models. What about saving energy at home? Here's a list of ways to prevent air pollution by reducing everyday air emissions.
Believe it or not, when you save energy (and money), this helps to reduce air pollution. You know that whenever you use more gas and other fossil fuel, you add to air pollution, so use natural gas, gasoline and electricity wisely and conservatively. Equipment for home electricity generation, such as solar or wind power, has become cheaper and more readily available lately...look into it when you get a chance.
How does electricity affect the air? It is the power plant that burns fossil fuel to generate electricity in many parts of the world. For conservation at home, here are a few ways to prevent air pollution through reduced heat and energy consumption:
When you breathe, very small particles can slip past the lungs' natural
defense system. These include soot, dust and acid droplets. Breathe in through your nose as much as possible to clean the air and reduce the effects of pollution.
At its worst, this particulate air pollution gets trapped in your lungs and cause problems such as bronchitis, asthma attacks and other lung diseases. Here are some ways to prevent air pollution from entering your system and to protect yourself and others:
Everyone should try all available ways to prevent air pollution. Anything listed here will make a difference. Use any civic influence you have (communication with leaders, etc.) to improve regional as well as national air pollution standards.
Support action for unhealthy air by writing to your local newspaper, or conduct research and publish your findings. It would also be worth your while to let your elected representatives know that you support the Clean Air Act.
If you can make any changes at work these ways to prevent air pollution can help greatly...especially if other people learn a thing or two from you and follow in your footsteps. You can discover and advocate changes to the cleaning supplies used; you'd be surprised how versatile vinegar and baking soda become when used for cleaning. Look it up online. It's relatively cheap too. Be aware of leaks in heating systems and pipes and have them checked, use electric or muscle-powered lawn mowers instead of gas, paint brushes instead of sprayers, non-halon fire extinguishers instead of traditional ones...I could go on.
Industrial operators could also help by implementing ways to reduce noise and light pollution from their facilities as well.
If your concern is industrial air pollution and you need dispersion modelling done, you might need professional consulting to identify and diminish the problems. Contact the experts at Calvin Consulting Group Ltd. Give Barry a call at at 403-547-7557.
Finally, here's a great video on REASONS to prevent air pollution.
Need a few unique ways to prevent air pollution?
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The three lists partway down in the middle column will give you some simple strategies to reduce your environmental footprint.
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Read More about air pollution:
Air Pollution is Getting Better - in some cases.
Air pollution articles - for further reference
Air Pollution and Global Warming
- What's the connection?