Being conscious of how clean our environment is today is not something that everyone is interested in, truthfully.
But everyone should be.
After all, our health and well-being are at stake if we keep on breathing polluted air and drinking contaminated water. “If there are two things that are essential to humans and other living creatures, its clean water and air, but with pollution of these natural resources on the rise it’s become increasingly important to find ways to cut down on man-made pollutants in the environment,” as written in the article titled Air and Water Pollution posted at site kidzworld.com.
One way to check, according to scientist Professor Michael, is to use a portable particle counter and liquid particle counter, “These can be integrated in you facility monitoring system (fms) and sometimes they can be used as they are, as standalone system. If you need to measure air velocity, humidity, etcetera, that is very possible. Some people use it for filter scanning and differential pressure monitoring. For those who are very conscious with the water they drink, aside from boiling the water, you can also use some instruments to check. Be informed and use the available facilities you have and never chance it to luck. These are affordable tools to help you be more conscious of your own environment.” The professor went on to mentioning other water quality measurements that we could use.
And it is never enough to just test and measure the air and water. Little do we know, there are several ways to reduce air pollution. In these little ways, we can surely help in making certain that we will breathe cleaner air in the future:
- Walk to your destination, whether it is the office, school, mall, park if it is relatively near. If you must ride a vehicle, try carpooling or any public transportation instead of just driving a car alone.
- Never do backyard burning
- Never use pesticides when gardening
- If you need to use garden tools, use the hand powered ones instead of those that run with gasoline or diesel like lawnmowers or leaf-blowers
- Reduce, reuse and recycle
Moreover, here are some tips to keep the water system clean and some more ways to conserve water, too:
- Use a glass when brushing your teeth instead of letting the water just flow
- Learn how to dispose hazardous materials the proper way. For instance, pharmaceuticals, paints, motor oil. Your local municipal centre may have its own system in picking up such materials
- Reuse water. For instance, you may channel the water you used for washing dishes into washing the toilet.
- Participate in clean up days in your own locality. Find out about advocacies like this to be able to take part in your valuable community projects. Clean up days like this should involve everyone in the community
- During car wash, use a bucket instead of a hose to avoid water waste
- Be aware of how to keep wetlands intact. If you happen to live on a wetland ecosystem, make sure you do not destroy it. Because wetlands play a big role in acting as a natural filter that keeps excess nutrients, chemicals and sediments from invading the water system