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Air Pollution

According to a recent study, average air pollution in big cities is about 4 times higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. 

Main Causes

  • Vehicular emissions
  • Industrial emissions
  • Dust fall

Effects

  • Respiratory diseases and eye irritation etc.
  • Reduced visibility
  • Loss of vegetation
  • Damage to material, heritage and monuments
  • Effects on growth of plants

Remedies

  • Always keep your vehicle in good condition
  • Prefer 4 stroke engine vehicles
  • Use CNG as transport fuel
  • Limit the industrial effluents as per National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS)
  • Do not establish industrial units within the residential areas
  • Apply 3R formula i.e. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Plant as many trees as possible