How People Can Stop Pollution ?
Pollution is known to adversely affect the health of many living organism, including humans. Pollutants like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are emitted by many industries, and these are rapidly depleting the ozone layer.
This is potentially dangerous, since the ozone layer serves to absorb the ultra-violet B rays, which otherwise would have traveled to the earth’s surface, causing skin related disorder, including cancer to people exposed to the rays.The affects of pollution are well known and hence, we need to take action to stop pollution.
People can help stop air pollution by taking up various initiatives. Primarily, in metropolitan and cosmopolitan areas, people can contribute by opting for a public transport system to commute to their work places and back home, rather than using personal cars. Else, they can initiate car-pooling where 3 or 4 members can use a single car to reach their office premises. Reducing the number of vehicles plying on the roads will drastically reduce the air pollution. Another, age old method is to plant trees, and more importantly conserve trees. The trees are effective in removing air pollutants by absorbing them.
Simple actions like turning off the lights, fans, heaters and air conditioners when not in use, will be effective in reducing pollution. This is because energy required to run these electronic gadgets and devices is generated in power stations, which are a primary source of pollution.
Another way is to buy organic products. They are expensive, but that is a way in which you can contribute to a greener environment. This is due to a whole lot of pesticides and artificial fertilizers are used in producing vegetables and fruits in the usual farming methods. This not only pollutes the soil, but also the air and water due to the waste products from the factories producing the chemical and fertilizers, and the chemicals and fertilizers running from farms into water bodies and groundwater. Thus, by opting for organic products, which use natural fertilizers like manure and compost, we can contribute towards reducing pollution around us.
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