Carpooling is not only a great way to save money, it can also reduce air pollution. It is a well-known fact that driving a car has a negative impact on the environment. Polluted air is one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases and cancer.
The EPA and other government agencies have made it a point to reduce air pollution, particularly in urban areas. One way to combat this problem is to decrease the number of vehicles on the roads. A group ride, or vanpool, is a common form of carpooling.
Avoiding idling is a simple yet effective way to help reduce air pollution. Taking a car off the road for just a few minutes a day can save you $35. Plus, it will also reduce your GHG emissions.
Excessive idling can cause significant damage to your engine, such as premature wear and tear. In addition, idling can increase the formation of ozone. These pollutants are harmful for human health and can even lead to heart and lung disease.
It’s no secret that tobacco causes harm to both humans and the environment. However, in many countries, smoking is banned or restricted for health reasons. In this study, we measure the effect of a smokefree law on fine particle air pollution.
Tobacco emissions produce more than seven million premature deaths each year. They can also affect the environment in ways we’re not even aware of.