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Controlling air pollution

If an inverter is used as an alternative source of electricity, abide by pollution norms.

health and fitness Updated: May 27, 2003 18:21 IST

Check it at source. There should be a check on releasing toxic substances in the air. Arrestors are available to contain pollution for many kinds of machinery and processes.

What you can do:

If you are an industrialist, find efficient ways to contain air pollution in your unit. If you are a resident of an apartment where an inverter is used as an alternative source of electricity, abide by pollution control standards. Have your vehicle checked for emission control. Don't burn ,or permit burning, of tyres or discarded substances, near your house.

Modernise. Change polluting machinery or implement a more refined process / machinery. Increased use of electricity and natural gas in place of coal is an example of replacement.

What you can do:

In households we have replaced coal choolas with LPG. Try solar panel alternatives.

Recharge. This is a slow but sure process. It aids the self cleansing property of the environment. The establishment of green belts between industrial and residential areas is an attempt at recharging.

What you can do:

Plant or nurture at least one tree in your lifetime.

Protect yourself. The use of a mask and scarf while driving in crowded places filters out at least the solid impurities.

Disinfect. Better ventilation can diffuse the concentration of bacteria. Sterilised atmospheres like operating theatres use U-V light to control infection.


First Published: May 27, 2003 18:21 IST