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National Pollution Prevention Day: Know Simple and Effective Ways to Control Air Pollution

2nd December every year is observed as National Pollution Prevention Day in India. The day commemorates people who lost their lives in the Bhopal gas calamity. Bhopal gas tragedy took place in 1984 on the night of 2–3 December. Thousands of people were killed due to poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate also called MIC. It must be noted that Bhopal Gas Tragedy is known as one of biggest industrial pollution disasters.

Abha Toppo
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Air pollution in the city

Every year on the 2nd of December, India commemorates National Pollution Prevention Day. The day honors those who died as a result of the Bhopal gas disaster. On the night of December 2–3, 1984, the Bhopal gas tragedy occurred.

Thousands of people were killed due to the poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate also called MIC. It must be noted that Bhopal Gas Tragedy is known as one of the biggest industrial pollution disasters.

Air pollution has become a big problem today. It not only causes damage to crops, forests, animals & water bodies but also causes long-term & short-term health effects, especially on children.

Objectives of National Pollution Prevention Day:

  • To spread awareness on managing as well as controlling industrial disasters.

  • To prevent pollution caused by industrial processes or human negligence.

  • To make people & industries aware of the importance of pollution control acts.

Facts about air pollution:

  • 9 out of 10 people worldwide do not breathe safe air.

  • 7 million people die due to air pollution every year (globally).

  • Children & old people are highly affected by air pollution.

  • Air pollution is the main cause of climate change.

Pollution Control Ways

Here are some ways to reduce air pollution

Grow More Plants

It has been discovered by NASA that many household plants, like Peace Lily, English Ivy, and Gerbera Daisy are helpful in removing carbon monoxide from the air. If you use these natural air filters in your home or office it will greatly reduce the amount of indoor air pollution & help remove recurring colds & respiratory problems.

Use Public Transportation

Try using public transportation. Carpool & rideshare if you have the ability to do so instead of using your personal vehicle. This way, you will not be contributing to air pollution.

Solar Power Panel
Solar Power Panel

Use Solar Energy

You may also consider using solar power in place of regular power. Solar power will save lots of energy for you and most importantly it will also end up saving you money in the long run as well.

Use Natural Gas Instead of Charcoal

Use propane or natural gas grill in place of charcoal. This way, you’re not putting fossil fuels into the air that can be incredibly harmful to the world around you.

Get Energy-Efficient Vehicles

You can also purchase vehicles that are helpful to the environment. At present, you will find many options available in the market that are either efficient on gas or are hybrids. Also if you’re planning for a new car then go energy efficient if you can.

Avoid Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are made from oil products and they can damage the environment because it takes them forever to decompose. So it's better to avoid using plastic bags.

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