Thursday, August 04, 2011

[Science Form 1] Control Air Pollution

There are many ways in which we can help prevent or control air pollution.

One of the ways is through saving energy!

How does saving energy help to reduce air pollution?

Well, power plants burn fossil fuels to produce gasoline, cooking gas, petrol and electricity.

So, whenever you use a lot of electricity, power plants will need to burn more fossil fuels.

This, in turn, will cause the release of more pollutants into the air.

Here's how you can help save energy.
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

  • Replace energy hungry incandescent lights with fluorescent lighting.

  • Use a thermostat that automatically turns off the air-conditioner when you don't need it.

  • Use a fan instead of air-conditioning whenever possible.

  • Heat small meals in a microwave oven.

  • Don't use a water heater. Using cold water to bathe is refreshing and invigorating.

  • Dry your clothes on a clothes line.

  • Don't use a vacuum cleaner. Use broom instead.

  • Don't forget to switch off the television before going to bed.

  • Be sure to close the refrigerator door tight after you have opened it.
Now, did you know that a very large percentage of air pollution comes from vehicles, such as cars and buses? So, two important ways to reduce air pollution are to drive less and drive smart!

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