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How You Can Help Reduce Air Pollution
Help keep the air around you clean by employing these methods to reduce air pollution

In order for our bodies to receive the oxygen that we require to survive, we need to constantly breathe in the air around us. As such, we definitely want the air we breathe to be clean.

Unfortunately, air pollution is very common around the world. Carbon dioxide and other pollutants have infected our air, making it much less healthy and pure. However, you don’t have to just stand by while the atmosphere becomes more polluted. In fact, there are many simple ways that you can help reduce air pollution.

Form a carpool

Unless you have a hybrid or electric vehicle, your car probably produces a lot of carbon dioxide emissions on your way to work. Multiply those emissions by the number of people you work with, and you have a lot of CO2 entering the air.

Since you all work at the same location, you and your co-workers may want to look into forming a carpool. Not only will you reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that you produce, but you will also reduce the amount of money you spend on gas. Plus, a carpool is a great way for you to get to know your co-workers better.

Use public transportation

If you happen to live and work in the city, another great means of getting to your job is through public transportation. Transportation services like buses, subways and trains are a reliable way to get to your workplace. They are also a great way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. By choosing to take a bus or a train instead of driving your own car, you help avoid adding even more air pollution to the city.

Keep tires properly inflated

If you do choose to drive your car to work, consider a few ways to ensure that your vehicle is as efficient as possible. One of the best ways to increase the fuel efficiency of your vehicle is by keeping its tires properly inflated.

According to the European Environment Agency, the lower your tire pressure is, the more fuel your car will need to move forward. Keeping your tires properly inflated will reduce the amount of fuel you burn through, saving you money and sparing the air around you from more pollution.

Dry clothes on a line

Preventing air pollution doesn’t just take place on the road. It can also take place within your own home. Consider how much energy your dryer uses after you are done washing a full load of laundry. That energy will ultimately result in the production of more air pollutants.

Instead of constantly using your dryer, consider leaving your clothes out to dry on a clothesline, especially if it is a bright and sunny day. Allow the natural warmth of the sun to dry your clothes instead of adding pollutants to the natural world.

Plant a tree

Trees help to produce oxygen. They keep the air around us clean. Unfortunately, deforestation and air pollution go hand-in-hand. Air pollution adds more carbon dioxide into our air, while deforestation destroys the trees necessary to keep our air clean.

In order to fight back against the excess of pollution and deforestation, plant a tree in your backyard. By doing so, you will help supply the environment with the best tool it can use to keep our air clean and free from pollutants.

Keeping the air clean is something that has to start with each one of us. By reducing air pollution, we will all benefit from a much healthier world.

This article is presented by Olathe Ford Lincoln in Olathe, Kansas.


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