The Good Air Lady
The Good Air Lady
talks about what you breathe
indoors and out

Preventing Air Pollution

Preventing air pollution is everyone's responsibility. Every little step adds up and leads to cleaner air today and in the future. Consider alternative fuels for heating your home and office, for transportation, and for manufacturing. Solar energy is a good source in some areas, while tidal or wind energy is good in other areas. Combining energy sources is a good idea too. Eliminating products with VOCs (volatile organic compounds) will go a long way toward cleaning up air from harmful, invisible pollutants. Learn what you can do and support companies that are acting to prevent air pollution, and live a healthier life.

Knowledge is the key to overcoming many problems. Preventing air pollution is one of the major problems that needs to be talked about and considered, a problem that education will help conquer. Although it may be impossible to entirely prevent air pollution, you can decrease it significantly. Air pollution is a problem that impacts the health of our friends and family, and the health of the world.It's essential we learn more about preventing air pollution so that we can reduce the damage that is causing to our bodies and the world. How do we begin?

Learning more about the causes of air pollution is the first step of prevention. Air pollution has many different causes that we can have some affect on. Some of the most common causes of air pollution are large stockyards, poor ventilation in your home or office, car exhaust, manufacturing plants, and the burning of fossil fuels like coal and ail. Many of these can be reduced significantly, which will allow you to make a big impact on the amount of pollution that is released into the air.

Poor ventilation in homes and offices is a big cause of indoor air pollution. Preventing air pollution in your home and/or office is very important because this is where you spend a majority of your time. One pollutant that is commonly found in homes is radon, which is released through cracks in your home's foundation when your indoor air pressure is less than the air pressure of the soil beneath your home. This naturally occurring gas would dissipate if you had proper ventilation in your home. Other pollutants include the gasses that come from volatile compounds found in construction materials, wall and floor coverings, furniture, and cleaning supplies. Avoiding those materials is an important step, but time takes care of the problem too (if you have that many years).

Gases and fumes given off from your car and other modes of transportation is another source of air pollution. You can cut down on this pollution by limiting your use of cars and other transportation methods by walking or planning your trips so that you do not do as much driving. Diesel vehicles are a major source of pollution so this is one area that the use needs to be dramatically decreased. This includes school buses, semi-trucks, and other vehicles. Finding and developing alternate fuels and alternate methods of transportation is a way to prevent this kind of air pollution.

Manufacturing plants do not cause as many environmental issues as they used to, but they can still be a big problem, especially in less-developed countries where pollution restrictions are relaxed. In the United States, Congress has instituted guidelines for manufacturers regarding air pollution, so this kind of air pollution has significantly decreased in the last twenty years.

Fossil fuel burning is a large issue. The way to prevent this kind of pollution is to find more alternate fuel sources. There isn't one answer or fuel type for every situation, but the blend of methods will work beautifully. Consider solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal energies for starters. This means being open to a different way of doing things. Alternative fuels and sources of energy is critical to preventing air pollution, and one way that we can begin cutting down the pollution from fossil fuel burning.

Thinking outside the box is essential to preventing air pollution, and minimizing what we have already. Even if we have used fossil fuels for years, that does not mean that we can't try a different method of energy sources. Learn more about the sources of air pollution and how to prevent it, and then figure out what you can do to prevent air pollution in your home and business. Being open to new ideas and learning will help us to keep ourselves healthy, the world healthy, and the future healthy.