Solutions reduce air pollution?

What is air pollution?

Air pollution occurs when the air contains a harmful amount of gases, dust, fumes, and odor. Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are called greenhouse gases (GHG). The heat-trapping by GHG causes changes in the radiative balance of the Earth—the balance between energy received from the sun and emitted from Earth.

Type of air pollution:

GHG consists of Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and Fluorinated Gases.  The severe impact of GHG is causing Global warming (Climate Change)

Air pollution on the highway is seriously affecting human health and nature survive.
Air pollution on the highway is seriously affecting human health and nature’s survival.

Super Pollutants (Short-lived Climate Pollutant) consist of Methane, Fluorocarbon, and Black Carbon (Soot) – causing global warming and illness to the human body.

Microscopic Pollutants (Particle Pollutants) are a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Some are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope – causing global warming and illness to the human body.

Toxic gases consist of Nitrogen Oxide (NO & NO2), Ozone,  Sulfur Dioxide (Odor), and Benzene – causing illness to the human body.


What is the impact of Air Pollution?

Impacts of Air Pollution:

  • Cost pay by the hospital and our lungs – can cause heat-related illness or death.
  • Ocean acidification – Increase certain types of air pollution.
  • Extreme weather – It can bring severe heat waves, floods, and droughts.
  • Glacial Ace melting – Rises of sea level – Loss of land area.
  • Plant and Animal extinctions – Break the balance of the ecosystem.
  • WildFire – Loss of jungle area and animals.

Source and Impacts of Super Pollutant:

  • Soot mainly comes from transportations and industries burning of fossil fuel.
  • Carbon is a dangerous and high potential to heart attacks and strokes, cancer, developmental effects in children, and premature death.

    Impact of air pollution
    Impact of air pollution

  • Methane is mainly emitted from the oil and gas supply chain through purging and flaring.
  • Methane reacted with sunlight can form ground-level ozone, which can dramatically reduce crop yields.
  • Fluorocarbon used as a refrigerant and domestic air-condition.
  • Fluorocarbon is more potent than carbon dioxide to destroy ozone in the atmosphere.

Source and Impacts of Particles Pollutant:

  • Cabon Particles Pollution is resulting from fossil fuel burning.

    Particles pollution by airplane
    Carbon pollution by airplane.

  • Acute asthma happened to children or adults.
  • Couching or difficult breathing.
  • Heart-related illness.
  • It is depleting the nutrients in the river base, coastal base, and ground soil.
  • Acid rain effects.
  • Affecting the diversify of the ecosystem.

Source and Impacts of Toxic gases:

  • Nitrogen oxide mostly produced by vehicles.
  • Formation of fine particles.
  • NOx reacts with other pollutants in the presence of sunlight to form ozone.
  • Ozone is harmful to the airway and lungs.
  • Sulfur dioxide irritates the skin and mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.
  • Benzene is a cause of cancer in humans. Short-term causes skin, throat, and lung irritation. Long term causes excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.

Air Pollution is a public health emergency, attributing seven million deaths to exposure to unhealthy air. Health is paying the price of the climate crisis. Our lungs, our brain, our cardiovascular system suffered the most from the cause of climate change, which is overlapping with the purpose of air pollution.

Infants suffered from air pollution
Infants suffered from air pollution

Sickness related to air pollution:

  • Pneumonia
  • Pleurisy
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular mortality
  • Perinatal mortality
  • Coronary heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • developmental disabilities in children
  • deliver babies prematurely
  • etc.

What are the solutions that reduce air pollution?

The solution needs Countries contribution to reducing air pollution:

  1. Reduce the use of fossil fuel for engines, burning, or heating by industry or domestic.
  2. Replanting helps to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  3. Seventy-three countries signed the Paris Agreement, an international pact to combat climate change by investing in a sustainable, low-carbon future.

    Paris agreement by nations
    Paris agreement by nations

  4. Eliminating soot from transport and households – scrapping polluting vehicles, stoves, boilers, and ships – develop zero-carbon traffic and houses.
  5. Introduce enforcement reducing methane emission throughout the oil and gas supply chain by stopping venting and flaring.
  6. Phasedown using Hydrofluorocarbon in refrigerants and industries.
  7. One potential solution scientists are examining is to suck the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and bury it underground indefinitely.
  8. Manage agricultural residues, strictly enforcement bans on open burning.
  9. Prevent forest and peatland fires through land planning, water management, and fire prevention strategies.

    Prevent Forest Fires is our task and responsibility
    Prevent Forest Fires is our task and responsibility

  10. Improve burning efficiency and additional insulation for Brick kilns wall.
  11. International ships use low sulfur fuel by law enforcement.
  12. Introduce covered storage and efficient application of manures; encourage anaerobic digestion.
  13. Use incentives to foster the extended use of wind, solar, and hydropower for electricity generation.
  14. Strictly enforce bans on open burning of household waste.
  15. Go for Clean cooking and heating – Use clean fuels – electricity, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in cities, and LPG and advanced biomass cooking and heating stoves in rural areas.
  16. Strengthen all emissions standards; a particular focus on the regulation of light- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
  17. Enforce mandatory checks and repairs for cars.
  18. Suppress construction and road dust; increase green areas.
  19. Encourage a shift from private passenger vehicles to public transport (electricity transit).
  20. Promote the use of electric vehicles by the local government.

The Solutions need Individual contribution reducing air pollution:

  1. You can plant a tree to help reducing air pollution.
  2. You can replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat. CFL bulbs can last longer than regular light bulbs.
  3. You can turn off lights, computers, television or radio when you are not using them.
  4. You can wash your clothes in warm or cold water to reduce your use of hot water and the energy required to produce it. That change alone can save at least 500 pounds of carbon dioxide annually in most households.
  5. You can plant a tree if you have space – A single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime.

    Plant a tree to help reduce air pollution
    Plant a tree to help reduce air pollution

  6. You can always look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment.
  7. You can use water-based paint or low VOC paint.
  8. You can use an environmentally friendly cleaner.
  9. You can choose the use of electric-based vehicles.

    Towards zero carbon emission for vehicles
    Towards zero carbon emission for vehicles

  10. You can choose public transport, and the best is electricity transit.
  11. When you are driving, accelerate gradually and strictly obey the speed limit.
  12. You can want to drive less, on the days with unhealthful air quality.
  13. You can maintain your vehicle tires properly inflated.
Everybody Responsibilities

Every country and every individual has the responsibility to help to fix the climate change crisis and air pollution issue. The solution to tackle climate change and air pollution is not a difficult task but is a choice for the country and its citizens.

Every state actively bans smoking tobacco. But fossil fuel combustion is the primary driver of climate change and also a significant contributor to air pollution. Where are the policies to prevent fossil-fuel burning from lobbying government, or to end the $370 billion in subsidies lavished on coal, oil, and gas companies every year?


What has implemented for reducing air pollution?

  1. World Health Organization (WHO) reported that countries pledged to pursue “Safe” air quality by 2030 as part of their climate change plan

    Air Quality Index important to Human and all nature
    Air Quality Index important to Human and all nature

  2. Coal-fired electricity must end by 2050 – to limit global warming rises to 1.5C. We may not want to see a significant climate crisis coming very soon.
  3. China has 200 million bikes using for daily commuting.
  4. Amsterdam wants to only allow carbon-free vehicles by 2030.
  5. Oslo implemented its car ban in 2019, but not all politicians are pleased.
  6. Madrid plans to ban older cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020.
  7. Hamburg is making it easier not to drive.
  8. Copenhagen has 50% of its population using bikes to work every day.
  9. Paris will ban diesel cars and double the number of bike lanes.
  10. London asks drivers to pay a congestion charge.
  11. Brussels is using cameras to enforce a fine for old vehicles.
  12. New York City banned cars from entering Central Park.
  13. In September 2019, Milan joined Rome in implementing a three-day ban on private car use.
  14. Athens joined a pledge to ban diesel cars by 2025.
  15. Frankfurt received a court order to ban around 60,000 cars.
  16. Berlin received a similar court order.
  17. Bogota closes its streets every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm.

Conclusion:

Can scientists able to find the solution to suck the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and bury it underground indefinitely? I hope technology can find a way to do it in the next three to five years. Replace fossil fuel combustion by using renewable energy needs every country to implement law enforcement to push it up.  Air pollution can significantly improve by cutting down the usage of fossil fuel combustion.

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Global warming had a slight drop in 2019. With the effort of every country and every individual, global warming will continue to improve in the next five to ten years. Keeping our earth green and our atmospheric air clean is a good business for every country, every company, and every individual.

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12 thoughts on “Solutions reduce air pollution?”

  1. This is great article. purely educative. we all need to know about air pollution. It is not just important for the environment in which we live in, but also for our health. Many sickness are borne out of air air pollution, which is why this article is very important for each and every person to read. Numerous kinds of Sickness that are related to air pollution: Pneumonia, Pleurisy, Bronchitis, Asthma, Cardiovascular mortality, Perinatal mortality, Coronary heart diseases, Cancer, developmental disabilities in children, deliver babies prematurely are enphasized in this article. I have one question: Is the deadly cornavirus as well born out of air pollution? Nice work!

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    • Is the deadly coronavirus as well-born out of air pollution? I hope the answer is yes. Climate change can alter extinct species and shifting the ecosystem. Thus it is possible to generate new species, likes COVID 19. Is COVID 19 a new species? Reduce air pollution certainly can lower down many disease and sickness. 

      Due to CONVID 19, WUHAN sky is blue due to air pollution dropped with less activity in industries and transportation. The CONVID 19 contribute to less air pollution to all affected cities.

      Thanks for concurred our article that every person to read. I hope some solution can implement by everybody reading the article. To save our earth, our air, and our health, we need everybody effort to tackle air pollution.

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  2. Hiya Admin,

    Thank you for your information about solutions to air pollution. The statistics made sobering reading for a gas guzzling diesel car driver like myself. I have a large family and I am disabled so I am limited in my car choices. My car is a motability one and I don’t think they offer electric vehicles that size but I am due an upgrade so I will definitely look into it with the help of your excellent guide.

    Can I ask how paying a congestion charge helps with the environment? I have planted two trees in my garden, an apple tree and a pine tree which I am very proud of and it was fascinating to find out how much carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere – really makes me feel like I’ve done my bit and kind of atones for the use of my car.

    Thank you for helping me to think about my impact on the world around me, krs PurpleLioness 

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    • As London said, traffic cut down 30% after collecting the congestion charge to enter the city center. Your diesel car may produce polluted gas if the government still gives the permit to drive, it should not be a problem. There are many other solutions we can take to tackle air pollution. Great, you have plant two big trees in the garden. God will hear your prayer to guide you. Or choose any solution you can do to reduce air pollution.

      Some people cut down trees from the forest to get profit for their own. Also, there is a company that sees the coal price is low, install a new coal boiler for operations. Authority approved permit to them for services.

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  3. Thank you so much for your informative article which content is solutions reduce air pollution.The air that we breathe today is full of toxic and hazardous pollutants. Pollution in the environment could leave mother Earth sapped of its beauty and biodiversity.All of us make choices every day that affect the air we breathe.

     Common activities – such as driving the car, mowing the lawn, burning wood in the fireplace, even using aerosol hairsprays and deodorants – add substantial amounts of pollution to the air.Each year millions of people die all around the world due to different pollution related problems. The key to live a healthy life is to identify the sources of air pollution and implement practical ways so that you can help stop air pollution.

    Buy electricity generated from renewable energies i.e. hydroelectric, wind or solar power.Reducing car traffic could be the only solution to reduce air pollution.Use electric bike Instead of car: It’s better for the environment.Plant a garden that is going to give the air the nutrients that it needs to be cleaner. There are so many plants out there that will eat up the junk in the atmosphere.

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    • Thanks for your many good sharing with us. On the positive side, many efforts been in place. Some management sees the low price of coal, convert gas use to coal use for their boilers. Yes, our garden plant tree but cannot compensate industry cutting tree in the forest for its profit. Many companies are struggling for-profit to survive. Voice up by public to authority to stop this unfriendly practice to the environment. Our concern for better tomorrow is not a strict target to achieve. Let us be optimistic about our future.

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  4. What interesting information on pollution. I knew a fair amount of pollution and the causes of it. I also knew a fair amount of ways to make the air cleaner, but what you mentioned I didn’t know. I wonder what are your thoughts of electric cars, electric houses will this help as well?

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    • Electric cars and electric bikes will help to clean our atmospheric air with zero-emission. Electricity generation has to stop using coal, oil, and gas with the replacement of renewable energy, which is solar power, wind power, or hydraulic power. Fossil fuel burning is the main driver for climate change and air pollution.

      Copenhagen is the greenest, sustainable, and healthy city, with 50% of its population using bikes to go to work every day.

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  5. This post is the best post I have ever seen. Here you have discussed in detail about air pollution. I’m so impressed
    The most important part of the environment is air. The air pollution is very well mentioned here. The advantages and disadvantages are well illustrated. I learned everything from this article about air pollution.
    Finally, I want to share this post on my social media so everyone can know better about air pollution.                            Thanks for sharing this article with us

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    • With your support to share this article on social media and your friends, we will gather more people together to tackle air pollution. We need to learn how to protect our earth, our environment, and our next generation. If you received any comments from your friends, you could share it back with us. Thanks for the strong support given to us.

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  6. Hello!

    Thanks so much for sharing this awareness article with us. I understand a lot by reading your article. With increasing environmental pollution day by day, the whole world will be threatened. Because of air pollution, people are suffering from various diseases. I think,the main cause of air pollution is the use of fossil fuel because of this carbon dioxide is increasing day by day. To get rid of this, you have a very good suggestion for using electric bikes. The best solution for reducing air pollution would be to use electric vehicles. I have decided to use electric bikes from now on. I will share the article you have written with my friends.

    best of luck.

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    • Thank you for sharing the idea of using electric bikes. Copenhagen city is the best example of using electric bicycles. The world has recognized Copenhagen as the greenest, sustainable, and healthy city. Thanks for sharing with your friends. Your support for our network is highly appreciated.

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