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Pollution Revolution

POLLUTION REVOLUTION = HOW TO COMBAT AIR Pollution Some pollutants are poisonous A mixture of Air pollution solid particles and gases in the the air exists indoors and outside Examples of Air Pollution Car Chemicals Dust Pollen Mold Smog emissions from spores factories 20% Outdoor air pollution People who live in places with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas. kills more than 3.5 million people annually worldwide. 2222222; About 50% of that 200,000 Americans Air pollution kills more is attributable to road transportation. die a premature eath each year due people than AIIDS and malaria combined. to air pollution. Sources of Air Pollution Stationary sources Refers to an emission source that does not move 80 Factories Power Dry Degreasing operations plants cleaners Area sources Refers to many small sources of air pollution located together Residential Construction of wood burners housing developments Mobile sources Refers to a source that is capable of moving under its own power Cars Buses Sport utility Lawn vehicles mowers Construction Trains Planes equipment Agricultural sources Refers to operations that raise animals and grow crops Manure Fertilizers Herbicides Pesticides Natural sources Refers to non-manmade sources Wild fires Dust Volcanic storms activity Air Pollution and You: Health Effects Studies show direct is links between air pollution and health. Problems related with air pollution include: Respiratory inflammation Chest Coughing Nausea pain Pulmonary congestion Asthma Ear Lung infections cancer Combating Air Pollution From 1980 to 2010 in the U.S.: The level of lead polluting the air dropped by 89% From 2000 to 2010 in the U.S.: Carbon monoxide Ground level ozone Sulfur dioxide has pollution down by 51% has dropped by 11% dropped by 48% Air Quality in the U.S. Black and dark red areas are the most polluted, yellow areas are the least polluted. Reduction in Pollution From 2005-2011 2005 NITROGEN DIOXIDE LEVEL LOW HIGH 2011 NITROGEN DIOXIDE LEVEL LOW HIGH Nitrogen dioxide is one of the 6 common pollutants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is produced primarily during the combustion of gasoline in vehicle engines and coal in power plants. It's a good representation of air pollution in general. Air pollution has decreased even though population and the number of cars on the roads have increased. The shift is the result of: Regulations Technology improvements Economic changes Efforts to Reduce Pollution Vertical Forests Protect Against Air and Noise Pollution co, x) Co, CO, In Turin, Italy, a They help eliminate harsh sounds from The trees absorb close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour. structure was built to contain 150 trees. bustling streets below. Green Roofs Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Green roofs, or Vegetation can remove air By lowering air conditioning and heating demand, green roofs decrease the production of greenhouse rooftop gardens, are a vegetative layer pollutants. grown on a rooftop. gas emissions. This absorbs heat and acts as insulators for buildings. Provides shade and removes heat from the air through evapotranspiration. It reduces the energy needed to provide cooling and heating. Reduce Air Pollution In and Around Your Home Consider replacing old wood stoves with EPA-certified models. Plant deciduous trees to Use low-VO or provide. shade in water-based paints, the summer but allow stains, finishes, and light in the winter. paint strippers. RADON TEST If radon levels are high, Turn off lights when you call a qualified professional to mitigate your home. leave the room and turn off appliances when not in use. The noise and emissions in the air around us can have some staggering consequences. While it's not realistic to live in a bubble, there are some o effective ways to reduce pollution in and around your home. nlm.nih.gov • dosomething.org blogs.scientificamerican.com • mnn.com • epa.gov nps.gov • greenliving.lovetoknow.com · theatlantic.com • nasa.gov • thisiscolossal.com Brought to you by: In Partnership with: CUSTOME MADE GHERGICH&Co. ex

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