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Why air pollution control is vital

12th October 2016 Print

Controlling the level of air pollution is vital and it’s arguable more important now than it ever has been before. In this blog post, we take a look at why. 

What is air pollution and what problems does it cause? 

Both indoor and outdoor air pollution can cause huge problems. Indoor air pollution, either at home or in the office can be greatly damaging. This is because, if left unattended, it can cause massive health issues. 

Outdoor air pollution can lead to global warming. Polluting the air can cause a huge amount of damage to the eco-system, the planet’s ecology and the food chain. As a result, now more than ever, we must have air pollution controls in place. 

How can we spot air pollution? 

While some forms of air pollution are visible, others are not. However, just because air pollution is not visible doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, and it also doesn’t mean that it isn’t a problem. 

Carbon Dioxide emissions from cars are a great example of a visible form of air pollution, as is smog. From power plants to automobiles to homes, air pollution is visible everywhere. And deforestation means that you can now even spot it in remote locations, too. 

How can we control air pollution? 

Put simply, we have to act now before air pollution goes beyond our control and damages the environment irreconcilably. 

Fortunately, there’s a lot that you can do to help the process – we can all help. All you have to do is work out your carbon footprint and cut down on it. Your carbon footprint includes: 

- How often you drive 

- How often you fly 

- Where your food comes from 

- How much energy you use at home

Even a simple step like putting a jumper on rather than the heating cuts down on your carbon footprint and can be a great help. As can walking one day rather than taking the car if the weather’s nice. Small changes can make a big difference. 

Governments around the world are also now starting to do their bit to halt climate change and cut emissions. There’s nothing you can do about this on a personal level, but as well as doing your bit at home, you can try persuade your boss to get air pollution prevention systems installed in the office, too. 

If we all do our bit, we’ll be able to curtail the scourge of air pollution before it’s too late. In another 20-30 years, it could be too late, so we need to act now. After all, future generations will thank us.