Air pollution is an invisible killer. It damages our health, and can even be deadly. That’s why at Moms Clean Air Force we care so much about the laws that protect us from air pollution.
Air pollution affects your lungs, heart, brain and air pollution can increase the risk of preterm birth and low-birth-weight babies.
Everybody deserves clean air to breathe, and healthier solutions like zero emission vehicles already exist (see more solutions below).
Watch how air pollution moves through the air, and into the body.
11 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR CLEANER AIR
- Walk, run, or bike whenever you can:
Leave the car in the garage, and use buses and trains when possible.
- Save electricity, save money, cut down pollution:
Unplug appliances, use low-energy light bulbs, buy high-efficiency appliances, turn off computers and other electronics.
- Get an energy audit of your home:
Seal drafts, refresh insulation, and find out where else you are leaking moneyinto the air—and using too much energy.
- Eat less beef:
Your healthier body will thank you. Industrial farms create tons of pollution.
- Don’t burn trash:
The smoke is dangerous for your lungs and creates dirty air.
- Reset your thermostat:
A couple of degrees saves a surprising amount of money and cuts down on oil and gas or electricity consumption.
- Drive friendly:
Speeding means more pollution from tailpipes, and more danger, too.
- Don’t idle your engine, even for a few minutes:
You are wasting gas and releasing harmful tailpipe pollution.
- Tire pressure counts:
Proper inflation means you use less gas.
- Make your home a no-smoking zone:
Indoor air polluted by cigarettes is bad for everyone’s lungs.
- Compost food and garden material,
and recycle non-organic trash.