The threat of air pollution


The threat of Air Pollution.

How Indoor Gardening can help to save from Air Pollution.

Air pollution is a serious problem for all of us. Some people are especially sensitive to common air pollutants such as particulates and ground-level ozone. Sensitive populations include children & people who are active outdoors, and people with heart or lung diseases, such as asthma need to be aware of steps they can take to protect their health.

Air pollution is the contamination of air due to the presence of substances in the atmosphere that are harmful to the health of humans and other living beings, or cause damage to the climate or to materials. There are many different types of air pollutants, such as gases, particulates, and biological molecules.

Most people who live in cities breathe air that's polluted by things like vehicle emissions and industry smokestacks. In the developing world, the problem is even worse - almost one out of every three people lives in a polluted area. it also affects animals and the environment.

Following are the threats of air pollution

1)   Ozone layer depletion

The hole in the ozone layer is caused by air pollutants. Chemicals used as refrigerants, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), contain chlorine atoms. Releasing chlorine atoms into the atmosphere destroys ozone. A single chlorine atom can destroy thousands of ozone molecules.

2)   Harmful to human beings

People experience a wide range of health effects from being exposed to air pollution. Effects can be broken down into short-term effects and long-term effects. Short-term effects, which are temporary, include illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis. They also include discomforts such as irritation to the nose, throat, eyes, or skin. The long-term effects of air pollution can last for years or for an entire lifetime.  Long-term health effects from air pollution include heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as emphysema.

 3)   Harmful to the environment

Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide particles in the air can create acid rain when they mix with water and oxygen in the atmosphere. These air pollutants come mostly from coal-fired power plants and motor vehicles. When acid rain falls to Earth, it damages plants by changing soil composition; degrades water quality in rivers, lakes and streams; damages crops; and can cause buildings and monuments to decay

4)   Acid Rain

The burning of fossil fuels releases harmful gases such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides into the air. The water droplets combine with these pollutants, become acidic and fall as acid rain which damages human, animal and plant life.


How to overcome the effects of air pollution

1)   Using electronic vehicles

The major benefit of electric cars is the contribution that they can make towards improving air quality in towns and cities. pure electric cars produce no carbon dioxide emissions when driving. This reduces air pollution considerably.

2)   Creating an Indoor Garden at home

Plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and release oxygen back into the atmosphere. This process helps keep our environment clean and healthy. indoor plants also help reduce stress and improve productivity.

As per a study by NASA - Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement. In this study, the leaves, roots, soil, and associated microorganisms of plants have been evaluated as a possible means of reducing indoor air pollutants.

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Some of the plants like Areca Palm, Rubber Plants, Philodendron, Boston Fern, and Sansevieria are the best examples of Indoor plants, which purifies the air at night, keeping these plants indoor at home is always advisable to keep your surrounding at home fresh and lively. In fact our brand name ARPHIBO® is derived from 4 indoor plants:-

Our Brand:-

ARPHIBO® - An unique name derived from 4 indoor air-purifying plants

A – Areca palm plant

R – Rubber plant

PHI – Philodendron plant

BO – Boston fern plant

3)   Using public transport

Every vehicle on the road releases an average of one pound of CO2 per mile driven. Compared with driving alone, taking public transportation reduces CO2 emissions by 45%, decreasing pollutants in the atmosphere and improving air quality.

4)   Recycle, reuse, refuse, reduce 

According to research by the University of Central Oklahoma, recycling paper cuts down on-air pollution by 73% and water pollution by 35%. Recycling steel reduces 97% of the mining waste produced through the manufacture of virgin resources, and cuts back 86% and 76% on air pollution and water pollution, respectively. Additionally, using recycled glass decreases mining waste by 80% and air pollution by 20%.

5)   Afforestation

The world's forests absorb a third of global emissions every year. Particles, odours and pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulphur dioxide settle on the leaves of a tree. Trees absorb these toxic chemicals through their stomata, or 'pores', effectively filtering these chemicals from the air.








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