Switch to Public Transit and Protects The Planet From Global Warming

 Global warming is a serious problem and we don’t need to wait for finding a solution to this problem, but it’s our duty next to the government by acquiring more liable life style: starting from day to day things. Before it is too late it is the responsibility of the public to protect the earth from this serious problem. If we are saving energy, it means that the demand for the fossil fuel is reduced, which lowers the emission of carbon dioxide (the major contributor to global warming). In order to reduce global warming and protect our environment, we must use public transportation like bus (a full bus can take 40 cars off the  road), train, bike instead of drive a car because public transportation plays an important role in finding smart ways to the problems we are facing in our everyday life. It also reduces the other harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide and air pollutants that cause smog. To get rid of this air pollution is to plant trees outside and add household plants that can naturally remove the toxins from the air and lower the health risks from air pollution.

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Riding Public Transportation is Significant in Many Ways:

  • Economically, it is cost effective and helping to reduce the nation’s dependence on petroleum.
  • It also lowers our stress level while driving.
  • It also helps in protecting the environment by conserving natural resources, reduces air pollution and other harmful gases.
  • Increasing economic growth and status by producing “green jobs”.

Public Transportation Helps in Reducing Air Pollution:

Public transport moves people more conveniently as well as efficiently while creating significantly less air pollution to move the passenger as compared to a car or an auto. Buses release only 20% carbon monoxide, 10% hydrocarbons and 75% nitrogen oxides whereas; Trains emit only 25% nitrogen oxides per passenger mile as compared to a single-occupant auto. Clearly, moving from public transport throughout the year makes a great difference in the air quality and use of natural resources. During summer, when harmful ozone levels are at the peak, using public transport makes an even larger difference, especially for those people with respiratory problems. If the people taking keen interest in the journey (short or long) through public transit, biking, car pooling, cycling and walking, then hopefully we are starting a new trend and leading our country in a new direction. So, Ride Transit because it is the smart and healthy way to Go!

Spectro Analytical Lab provides all the facilities and instruments for testing and analysis of hazardous chemicals and pollutants in indoor as well as outdoor air quality.  It also provides training and assistance in this regard.

Indoor Air Pollution- A Major Health Concern

Indoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting both developed as well as developing countries. It bursts from the sources of dust, gases and smoke, and is propagated mainly by human activities. People’s exposure to indoor air pollution is determined by the concentrations of pollutants in the internal environment and, most importantly, by the time individuals spend in polluted habitat. Internal air quality of the residential environment is affected by many factors and with an effort to conserve energy, modern building plan has favoured airtight structures with less ventilation. Outdoor pollution is more hazardous when it becomes indoor air pollution. According to the recent data over 2 million deaths occur every year because of indoor air pollution. Toxic products, improper ventilation, high temperature and humidity are some of the factors responsible for indoor air pollution in our internal environment.

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Sources of Indoor Pollutants Are –

Asbestos: is the main cause of indoor air pollution. Asbestos can be present in different types of materials that are generally used in industries and constructing buildings. They are commonly present in coatings, paints, building materials, ceiling and floor tiles. It has been banned in the US as it is responsible for causing serious health issues such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other types of cancers.

Formaldehyde: is another common indoor air pollutant which is present in paints, sealants, and wood floors. It is responsible for the irritation of throat, eyes, and nose and various types of cancer.

Radon: is a gas that naturally occurs in soil and various kinds of bedrocks that can get inside the houses by diffusing through soil. It causes lung cancer.

Tobacco Smoke: causes severe respiratory problems like respiratory irritation, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease, as well as lung cancer.

Microbes: Microorganisms like bacteria, moulds and viruses can come in indoor areas and responsible for various types of allergies, flu, infections and asthma. They grow well in damp areas as well as in animal dander and make sick.

Objects: such as wood stoves, space heaters, and fireplaces cause respiratory infections, damage and irritation to the lungs.

Chemicals: used in pest control, varnishes, paints, and certain cleaning products emit pollution inside the home and responsible for poor indoor air quality causes bad odours, headache,  irritation in eyes, nose, throat, loss of coordination, liver, brain, and kidney damage and cancer.

Pets and pests: Pets, pests, dust mites, cockroaches and mice are the various sources of allergens. These allergens can lead to diseases of the airways, rhinitis, and asthma. But, people who are allergic should avoid exposure to substances to which they are allergic.

How to Improve Indoor Air quality- Quit smoking, stop using woodstoves as well as certain types of space heaters, use of vacuum cleaner with brushes, keep your shoes out of the living area.

Spectro Analytical Labs Limited offers reliable testing services to their customers with reference to environmental air pollution. It also determines the range of contaminants present in the air pollution.