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Everyone can play a part to reduce air pollution.
How can we control air pollution?
REDUCE VEHICLE EMISSIONS
This can be done by installing catalytic converters in every car so that the amount of toxic gases released is reduced.
A more effective way is to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. For example, in Manila, the government has introduced regulations such that on different days, only cars with certain number plates can be driven. Another way is to encourage the public to take public transport.
REDUCE INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
Industries can reduce the amount of air pollutants they release by installing scrubbers, which are capable of removing up to 90 % of sulphur dioxide from waste gases.
REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM POWER STATIONS
This methods concerns us, consumers of electricity, greatly. If electricity is used, less fossil fuels have to be burnt, and less air pollution would be emitted.
USE RENEWABLE ENERGY
Renewable energy, such as wind and hydroelectric energy, does not pollute, unlike traditional sources of energy that depends on the combustion of fossil fuels.
REDUCE THE USE OF CFCS
The effects of ozone depletion are disastrous. CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, is the gas that is responsible for ozone depletion. By reducing the emission of CFCs, we can significantly slow down the rate of ozone depletion.
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