Saturday, February 22, 2020

What are the different ways to live Eco-friendly

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Earth Day reminds us of how blessed we are to live on such a wonderful, beautiful planet, and inspire all of us to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle. it's our responsibility to maintain the beauty of earth by using Eco-friendly products in limited extent. 

Different ways to live Eco-friendly


Different ways to live Eco-friendly
Different ways to live Eco-friendly


Here are some ideas and Ways that help us to live a little bit Eco-friendly at all times.

1). Turn off electrical appliances 


Energy  maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electronics on standby uses unnecessary energy leave - let's hit the switch and you can see drastic improvements, most notably in your energy bills!
 Unplug the appliances you are not using, and you might be surprised at the cost savings on your next monthly energy  bill.

so, from now make habit to turn off all the electrical appliances when they are not working.  and another point is always keep in mind during buying any new electrical appliances is that invest in energy saving products. 

Turn off electrical appliances to live Eco-friendly
Turn off electrical appliances when they are not working 



2). Eat less meat


Being mindful of what you are using is meant to be more Environmentally friendly, and reducing the amount of meat you eat can have a lot of impact. Avoiding red meat - whether it's only two or three days a week - can have a significant impact on reducing your carbon footprint.




3). Recycle more 


Try to ask one question yourself that what are you recycling in daily life ?
Now if you do not have any idea that which thing can be recycled then answer is here, actually Almost anything can be recycled, from batteries, to paper, plastic, even vehicles.

Before throwing anything , just take a minute to think how it can be used again?

Recycle more to become Eco-friendly
Recycle more to become Eco-friendly 



4). Use less plastic

Cut down the use of plastic really helps you to become more Eco-friendly. Every person uses plastic in his daily routine because plastic is easily available at every place but if we do not reduce the use of plastic we have to face its harmful effects on our future. 
Giving up plastic isn’t as difficult as you might think – 
  • bring a reusable carry bag with you when you go shopping.
  • always carry a traveling water bottle with yourself.

use less plastic as much as possible to become Eco-friendly
use less plastic as much as possible to become Eco-friendly  

5). Use Eco-friendly cleaning products

A lot of cleaning products have harmful chemicals in them that aren’t environmentally friendly. In fact, repeated exposure to these cleaning products can affect your health as well as the environment. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods of cleaning which are far less harmful. Many items you already have around the house, such as baking soda and white vinegar, can be used to tackle most cleaning jobs with ease.


6). Use LED light bulbs

Not only do LED light bulbs last longer than conventional light bulbs, they are far more efficient.No doubt  LED light bulbs may cost more initially, but they will save your money in the long run due to their extreme energy efficiency, and you will no need to replace them frequently.
Apart from this, LED bulbs are available in a range of brightness and designs so that you can select them according to your choice.



Use energy efficient LED lights
Use energy efficient LED lights 

7). Buy local products and Food 


 From clothes to food, always buy these from local markets. it helps to reduce the carbon footprint because of less transportation. Not only that, but you will be supporting the local economy of your country which means that in time you’ll likely have even more local items to choose from.


8).  Make habit of more compost 


If the amount of wastage food in your kitchen is high then you need to keep it in the bin of compost, rather than in the dustbin. Not only will it help to create a natural fertilizer and keep your garden green, it will also reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill - and as it will not be toxic, no methane gas will be produced.

Also Check -   What is waste management, types and its  importance? 

9). Grow your own food

If you are making compost in an effort to be Eco-friendlier, why not use it to make a healthy garden grow? Growing your own vegetables can cut way down on your grocery bill, and it also help you to lead a healthier life.Growing your own vegetables  are not just a good way to save money, it is also a great way to cut down your carbon footprint and be Eco-friendly.




Grow chemical free vegetables at home
Grow chemical free vegetables at home 


10). Plant more trees


Ecological sustainability is very essential when it comes to Eco-friendly living. Without a stable ecosystem, things start to fall apart. Making sure that we are planting more trees to protect the environment and improve air quality.

Plant more trees to make environment clean
Plant more trees to make environment clean 

Conclusion 


we shared different methods to become Eco-friendly with all of you . now it's your responsibility to use them and protect our precious planet and environment. 
if you have any other way please share with us . we will update it. 

Thanks a lot !!!  for your precious Time. 



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Different Types of Environmental Pollution

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When pollutants enter the environment, which cause harmful effects not only for the living organism but also for the environment, it is called environmental pollution
These pollutants can be present in any form, such as substances  (liquid, gas, solid) and energy ( heat, light, radiation, noise) in the environment,but excess amount of these substances causes environmental deterioration. In other words, Pollutants are commonly called pollutants because they contaminate and alter the natural environment.


Now we will discuss different type of environmental pollution in detail and try to find out solution to tackle with these problems 



Different types of environmental pollution
Different types of environmental pollution 

Types of Environmental Pollution


1). Air pollution 

Air pollution is one of the major types of environmental pollution that can have a very detrimental effect on humanity and the environment.  With the increase of urbanization and industrialization, the rate of air pollution is increasing day by day.

Air pollution can be caused by both human and natural activities. 
It includes various types of harmful toxins such as NO, SO2, CO2, methane, hydrocarbon, dust etc. 


Toxic chemicals of air pollution
Toxic chemicals of air pollution 


For instance- Emission of harmful substances from industries and factories which cause air pollution is human activity. 

On the hand side massive fire in forest is example of natural activity. 

Read more about Amazon fire in Brazil 

Air pollution causes many health problems such as,  lung cancer, asthma, heart attack etc. 


Here are some statistics about air pollution - 

Air Pollution causes over 2 million deaths due to heart disease every year. its a major Environmental risk to health. 


Also check - what is air pollution and its causes and solution 

2). Water pollution 


Water is considered to be the second most polluted environmental source after air pollution.

Water is our basic need of our life.We can't even think our lives without water, but on the other hand side it's also a matter of concern if we drink polluted water it mean we welcome the health hazardous problems. unfortunately waterways such as rivers, oceans, lakes, underground water, are being polluted day by day at an alarming rate. Water gets polluted when harmful chemicals, industrial residues, fertilizers, etc. are entered in it. 


industrial waste  drainage into rivers
industrial waste  drainage into rivers 


The increased  use of non- biodegradable materials and especially the use of plastics causes  water pollution Plastic materials such as carry bags, plastic straws, bottles, etc. are chocking our drains and harmed marine and aquatic life.


Read more - How does plastic harm the environment?


Various initiatives are being taken by different countries  to tackle water pollution around the world.
I think so it is responsibility of every person who is really concerned for our planet. 


3).  Land pollution 


When the quality of the earth's surface decreases, it is called earth pollution. 
Many times, this happens directly and indirectly due to human activity and abuse of ground resources.
 Human activity mainly causes soil pollution.  
Land pollution occurs when litter and garbage are not properly disposed of, thus introducing toxic substances and chemicals to the land.
The main causes of land pollution include rapid construction, mineral exploitation, acid rain, chemicals used in agriculture and so on.  Land pollution ultimately hinders the health of living organisms.



4). Noise Pollution 


Noise pollution is mostly an unwanted sound that causes severe discomfort to the ears.
Sound pollution is measured in decibels (dB)
When the intensity of the sound exceeds 85 dB, it causes us both mental and physical distress.Sound levels greater than 100 dB can cause permanent hearing loss, and noise of around 90 dB can cause hearing impairment.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the industrial volume limit is 75 dB.

noise pollution is  very harmful for human being
noise pollution is  very harmful for human being 


Noise pollution causes hypertension, blood pressure problems, increased stress levels, anxiety Etc.. There are several causes of noise pollution such as loudspeaker, disco, wedding procession, industrial noise, etc.
We must take the necessary measures to prevent the environment from noise pollution. 
 For instance -
  •  Don't use earplugs at maximum limit because it may damage your hearing power permanent. 
  • stop using loudspeakers late at night, 
  • strictly follow the noise pollution limits, at sensitive noise zones like hospitals and schools etc. 



5). Soil pollution 


Soil pollution occurs when unwanted toxic chemicals are added to the soil.
The pesticides and insecticides used for agriculture make the soil inert by absorbing nutrients.  Deforestation is also one of the major causes of soil pollution.
Soil erosion also contributes to soil pollution, and it is due to excessive grazing, over-farming, or mining activities.  Major causes of soil pollution include agricultural activities, landfills, industrial activities, mining, and acid rain.
Soil pollution is deteriorating the surface of the earth, and hence the environment being contaminated.


6). Light Pollution 


Light pollution is also referred to as  photo pollution or  luminous pollution . 
It is caused by prolonged exposure and excessive use of artificial lights, as a result of brightening the night sky. As a result, it upsets the activities and natural cycle of wildlife and also affects the well-being of humans. Whenever artificial lights are used where they are not intended, this causes a disturbance.
Light pollution is mainly seen in metropolitan and busy cities.



7).  Thermal pollution


The release of too much heat into the environment is called thermal pollution. The main causes of thermal pollution are industries or factories and vehicles. Excessive heat released from factories and vehicles can cause unwanted changes in nature.

Thermal environmental pollution
Thermal environmental pollution 


 Thermal pollution is also polluting water resources on the surface of the earth. Usually, this happens when factories and industries perform activities that suddenly reduce or increase temperature of water bodies, which may include seas or oceans, lakes, rivers. In short, thermal pollution is a major  cause of water pollution. Thermal pollution is increasing the temperature of the earth day by  day and is ultimately causing climate change, global warming, the destruction of wildlife.


Also Check - what is Climate Change (Definition, Causes,Effects,Actions and solutions )


8). Industrial Pollution

Industrial  pollution is also one of the leading environmental pollution.
When industrial waste, chemicals, toxic substances, pollutants, etc. are releasing into the atmosphere through air, water and land, it causes industrial pollution.

Industrial  pollution
Industrial  pollution


 Air is polluted by industrial fumes, and  water is polluted by the drainage of contaminated water (that is wastage of factories), and waste from the industries is dumped into the landfills, which pollutes the environment. 
This Type of pollution can cause imbalances in the ecosystem, impede the health of plants, animals and humans, and disturb the environment of water resources also. 


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Monday, February 17, 2020

The severe impact of air pollution on death toll

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some statistics about air pollution 

  • Air pollution in India killed 12.4 lac people in the age of less than 70 years in 2017.
  • 6.7 million deaths were caused by outdoor air pollution,
  • whereas 4.8 million people lost their lives due to indoor air pollution.
  • worldwide Air pollution  causes 7 million deaths each year, with more cases being reported in Asian and African countries.


In the wake of political politics - the statistics on air pollution deaths in the country are not only worrying but extremely scary. 
More than 12 million deaths a year are astonishing. This means that native air pollution has not yet become aware of the deadly danger.


Harmful toxins enter into human body causes lung cancer , heart diseases and asthma.
Harmful toxins enter into human body causes lung cancer , heart diseases and asthma. 



According to a recent research report on air pollution, air pollution in India killed 12.4 lac people in the age of less than 70 years in 2017. The report says the average age of people due to air pollution is reduced  about 1.7 years. India is the only country in the world where PM 25 levels are highest globally every year. 

Last year, 12.4 lac people were killed due to air pollution, of which 12322 were in Delhi. In Delhi, the PM2 level was highest, followed by Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar, Haryana and Rajasthan.


India accounts for 18% of the world's population, and the prevalence of premature death due to pollution in India is 26%.

 Air pollution is considered to be the major particulate matter, PM, containing substances such as black carbon on sulfate nitrate, including the inappropriate use of energy by households, industry, agriculture and transportation.

Also read - what are greenhouse gases ??


 According to the WHO report, nine out of 10 people on Earth breathe in polluted air and cause 7 million deaths every year, bringing more cases to Asian and African countries.

Air pollution is the cause of almost one-fourth of deaths from heart disease, respiratory and lung cancer. The threat of air pollution has now begun to pervade homes.


 Due to lack of government awareness, air pollution is affecting millions of people across the country and causing death hundreds of times ago. 

Looking at the latest survey report data, more than four million people are being exposed to polluted air every day in the last four years. Yet the government has not paid any heed to this scary situation.



The Supreme Court of the country has given notice to the government several times but the government has not lost its sleep. International studies have shown that air pollution is proving to be very harmful for the weak- hearted.
Air pollution can also kill people suffering from heart disease. 

According to a new study, air pollution can increase the risk of kidney diseases in humans and can lead to kidney failure. The country's capital, Delhi, is above the standard level. India has 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world. Delhi has the highest air pollution in India.

Must Read - what is climate change ???

The Supreme Court has also expressed its concern over pollution. The Supreme Court had banned the sale of firecrackers on Diwali due to the increasing risk of pollution in Delhi, though the effect of the ban was not seen. Pollution problems have taken a major shape due to environmental degradation and industrialization which has led to the loss of human life.

 There, twenty-four hours the poisonous hazardous smoke of factories and vehicles spread so fast that the air was breathtaking.

 If pollution continues to increase like this, what will be our future? It's very clear.


We must come forward together to fight against Air pollution  so that we can have a longer and healthier life.


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