Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pollution and the effects it has on our planet, bodies and animals

You may be wondering what exactly is pollution; pollution is caused by solid and liquid particles and certain gases that are suspended in the air. These particles and gases can come anywhere from a truck exhaust to wildfires. There are several different types of pollution including but not limited to: air, water, soil, light, noise, radioactive, and environmental pollution.

For example the burning of fossil fuels contributes to the formation of smog; smog is a layer of particulate matter that hangs like a cloud over many major cities and industrial zones. This affects our bodies as we inhale what is lingering in the air which could cause future respiratory problems such as asthma or chronicle bronchitis. Not disposing of trash properly in a recycling or trash receptacle can also cause not only air pollution but water pollution as well.

We’ve got some ways we can help:

  • ·        Reduce the amount of trips we make in the car, this can help minimize the amount of smog in the air.
  • ·        Throw trash away in proper receptacles and recycle when you can! This will also help with conserving resources.
  • ·        Stop littering, or pick up during your daily stroll. Trash not put in the proper receptacle bins can harm our animals on dry and wet land and create problems within their food chains.
  • ·        Grease, cleaning supplies, medication, and garbage should not be poured / thrown down the kitchen sink or flushed down the toilet as this can create water pollution.

Remember recycling and the reuse of products is the best way to reduce waste not to mention save some of that money in your wallet!