Air Pollution is Everybody’s Concern

The first step in fighting air pollution is to be aware of its devastating role in causing our health problems and reducing our quality of life.

31 January 2020

We, in TIMEX have written a brief note about air pollution and encourage you to read it:

What is air pollution?

Air pollution refers to the release of any material that could have adverse effects on human health, ecosystem and life on the planet as a whole into the atmosphere. These materials can be in the form of solid, liquid or gas, and might remain in the atmosphere in large concentration and for a long period of time. For example, the prolonged existence of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur in the atmosphere is considered an environmental disaster.

What causes air pollution?

Air pollution is mainly due to human activities such as:

  • Inefficient fuel consumption
  • Exhaust gases
  • Outdated heating methods
  • Industrial facilities

How to prevent air pollution?

  • Air filters should be used in industrial facilities
  • Exhausts should be equipped with filters
  • Natural gas should be preferred over other forms of fuels
  • The public transportation system should be used
  • Increase the use of renewable sources of energy
  • Green spaces should be protected and further expanded
  • Forestation activities should be performed continuously

Air pollution is not the only problem our planet is facing today. The same factors contributing to this problem are also the main roots of other environmental issues. The rapidly increasing population and the consequent increase in production are giving rise to many environmental disasters. However, this trend can be slowed down, stopped and even reversed. By conscious production and consumption, we can prevent air pollution!