Save Our Air

Save Our Air

Air pollution is damaging not only to human health, but to other species and ecosystems as well.

Our atmosphere is a protective layer of gases surrounding Earth. Air pollution is caused by natural sources, like when a volcano erupts, but human activity also pollutes the atmosphere when pollutants are released as byproducts of our daily activities, like using motor vehicles and producing energy in power plants.

Here are some types of air pollution caused by human activity.

Chemicals: This includes sulfur dioxide gas released from coal and oil refineries. Some of these chemicals take part in reactions in the atmosphere, and can result in acid rain.

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide: These gases are found naturally in our atmosphere. But human activity is also releasing them in large quantities. This contributes to global climate change.

Urban smog can be a very serious hazard in densely populated areas.

Urban smog: These harmful gases and tiny particles can irritate our eyes, nose, and throat in the short-term. In the long-term, they can worsen heart and lung problems.

Here are a few ways that we can protect ourselves and other species from the harmful effects of air pollution.

Use our vehicles less.
We can take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk whenever possible. This will reduce the amount of pollutants emitted into the air.

Use cleaner fuels and more fuel-efficient products.
Encourage your parents and other grown-ups to use cleaner fuels in their car. A good choice is E10, a blend of clean-burning ethanol and gasoline. Or, they can switch to a more fuel-efficient car that gets better gas mileage. On a smaller scale, they can replace gas-powered lawn mowers with alternatives such as electric or manual mowers.

Factories can use control devices.
For example, factories can use "scrubbers" on smoke stacks to trap particles and protect against acid rain.These control devices remove pollution at its source.

Actions You Can Take to Reduce Air Pollution

Follow these Tips Every Day to Reduce Pollution:

  • Conserve energy - at home, at work, everywhere.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment.
  • Carpool, use public transportation, bike, or walk whenever possible.
  • Follow gasoline refueling instructions for efficient vapor recovery, being careful not to spill fuel and always tightening your gas cap securely.
  • Consider purchasing portable gasoline containers labeled “spill-proof,” where available.
  • Keep car, boat, and other engines properly tuned.
  • Be sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible.
  • Mulch or compost leaves and yard waste.
  • Consider using gas logs instead of wood.


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10 Simple Ways you can do To Save The Air you breathe in:-

Fresh Air

These are tips/ways that will make everyone aware how easy it is to breathe clean air. The simple choices we make in life will one day, reduce all the greenhouse gas emissions and truly make a different for planet Earth. Here are 10 ways to save the air:

  1. Think about what you need in the refrigerator before you open it and then get it out quickly. Allow hot foods to cool before storing them in the fridge.
  2. Wash your clothes in cold water.
  3. Use free energy technology devices.
  4. Use an electric kettle to boil water rather than the stove, which is less efficient.
  5. Avoid drive-thrus and don’t leave your engine idling.
  6. Inflate your cars tires properly to cut down on fuel use.
  7. Turn off your computer and other electrical devices when not in use. Use a power bar for more than one device so you can turn the power off in one easy step.
  8. Switch off a light when not in use. Replace old bulbs with more energy efficient ones.
  9. Plant a tree. Trees help clean the air of those nasty greenhouse gases.
  10. Walk, bike, ride transit or carpool to where you want to go.