The air we breath is becoming more and more contaminated making people’s goal of staying healthy more and more difficult too. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the ‘contamination of the indoor and outdoor environment by any chemical, physical, or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.’ These substances can impair health that can cause discomfort to humans, animals, and the environment.
As the new year begins, let us take our part in reducing air pollution. These acts could be low profile, but if done by every single person could contribute to massive enforcing of a clean and healthy air. Here are some simple tips that we could observe in cleaning up the air: (now that’s a new year’s resolution for the environment this time.)
Reduce what you throw. Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Use fuel efficiently. Avoid using wood, charcoal or kerosene for cooking. Instead, use LPG or electricity.
Avoid burning waste like dried leaves. You could instead compost dead leaves which is good as fertilizer for your garden.
Use your engine responsibly. Use less energy by making sure that your vehicles comply with emission standards. Try also joining a carpool or commute when possible.
Conserve electricity. Turn off appliances or lights that are not being used.
Do not smoke in public places, or don’t smoke at all.