A problem we have faced for many years has finally had the chance to mend itself temporarily and show us what air pollution means to our ecosystem.
Coronavirus has done a lot of damage, but it has given us the opportunity to see what clean, breathable, and unpolluted air looks like again. With most of the world on lockdown, the air pollution numbers have drastically decreased, giving our atmosphere a much-needed break. Places that were once polluted by smog, such as Paris’s Eiffel Tower, New Delhi’s Golden Gate, and the Himalayas, are now clearly visible.
Polluted air has been a controversial topic for many years in the mainstream media. With the recent pandemic causing major respiratory problems, researchers have found that cities with higher air pollution rates suffered far worse symptoms due to years of breathing polluted air. Emphasis is being put on the on-going effects of carbon monoxide emissions on our bodies and our planet.
Want to help clean our planet and lower the risk of future respiratory problems? Scientists and other researches have been studying methods for creating clean energy and transportation for some time now. There are some simple ways we can individually help the world breathe before humanity suffocates it.
- Start reducing your individual pollution footprint by choosing to walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation as your first option. It’s good for your mental and physical health, and it could help save the world.
- Another option is to cut back on single-use plastic. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Indoor pollution also exists. It’s easy to have the air conditioning run all day, but we should utilize outdoor air as much as possible. Opening windows and doors allows fresh air to circulate and will also cut back on those insanely high utility bills.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/pollution-made-the-pandemic-worse-but-lockdowns-clean-the-sky/#close