Ryan Jacob CAE | 3 More Ways to Help Reduce Air Pollution
3 More Ways to Help Reduce Air Pollution by Ryan Jacob CAE
As Ryan Jacob, CAE advocate, is pushing for clean air and reducing air pollution through sustainable practices, he deems it only fitting to share a few more tips that can help home and business owners become clean air advocates themselves. You don’t have to go big right away, too, adds Ryan Jacob. There are small steps that you can take to make the air cleaner and help save the environment at the same time.
The key, Ryan Jacob, CAE advocate adds, is to act. No matter how small, know that your contribution to better air quality will go a long way. And if you need more reason to do your own share in improving air quality where you live, just think of your family’s health. There are times, in certain cities in the world, where the air pollution is so bad that breathing it affects your lungs as if you smoked 60 cigarettes a day. Isn’t this reason enough to push for better air quality, too?
Here are three more tips that Ryan Jacob, CAE supporter, would like to share with all of you:
1. Lessen use of chemical-based products
Chemical-based products release volatile compounds and toxins into the air, whether you use them or they sit idly in a half-opened container. You may not be aware of their effects on air quality since air pollution is almost always “only” attributed to visible smoke; but it’s the tiny particles in chemicals that are harmful to the air and the environment and these are present in smoke (from cigarettes, the fireplace, and forest wildfires, among others) and in chemical-based products, including those regular household cleaning products: cleansers, detergents, and bleach, for example. Particles from candles, incense, arts and crafts supplies, and even strong perfumes also contribute to air pollution.
2. Minimize and/or maximize use of appliances
As Ryan Jacob, CAE supporter, has been mentioning in previous posts, reducing your energy consumption can greatly reduce your carbon footprint; thus, reducing your contribution to air pollution. Using energy efficient appliances is one thing, but minimizing and/or maximizing their use is a completely different matter. For instance, instead of using the dishwasher to clean two plates and using the clothes washer for two pairs of pants, wait until they are both full before turning them on and allowing them to do their respective jobs.
Do you need the white noise from the TV when you’re surfing the internet on your laptop? Use one or the other; never both at the same time. Unplug all appliances before going to bed and when leaving the house. Never leave your phone charging overnight.
3. Maintain your car and have its emission regularly checked
If you must use your car, then make sure that it’s running in top condition; because for one thing, your car will use petrol more efficiently, says Ryan Jacob, CAE supporter, which means you’ll be buying less fuel, which also means you’re using less energy. Also, have your car’s emission regularly checked to make sure that the smoke is as clean as it can get and you’re not belching out toxic fumes.
More tips will be shared on this page so kindly stay tuned to Ryan Jacob CAE’s next blogs!