What product causes the most pollution?

What product causes the most pollution?

Petroleum-based chemicals, such as those used in paints, cleaners and personal care products such as perfumes and deodorants, contribute as much to volatile organic air pollution in urban areas as cars and trucks, according to a new finding published in Science.

How can we save air?

41 Easy and Simple Ways To Stop Air Pollution

  1. Use Public Transportation. Use your vehicle a lot less often.
  2. Drive Smart.
  3. Do Regular Car Check-Up.
  4. Keep Car Tires Properly Inflated.
  5. Buy Energy-Efficient Vehicles.
  6. Consider “going green”
  7. Plant a Garden.
  8. Use Low-VOC or Water-based Paints.

What are some examples of indoor air pollution?

Indoor Pollutants and Sources

  • Asbestos.
  • Biological Pollutants.
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Cookstoves.
  • Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products.
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Radon (Rn)

What are the 6 major pollutants?

These six pollutants are carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), and sulfur oxides.

What are the top 10 pollutants?

  • Lead-Acid Battery Recycling.
  • Mercury and Lead Pollution from Mining.
  • Coal Mining (Sulfur Dioxide and Mercury Pollution)
  • Artisanal Gold Mining (Mercury Pollution)
  • Lead Smelting.
  • Pesticides Pollution from Agriculture and Storage.
  • Arsenic in Ground Water.
  • Industrial Waste Water.

What is a natural source of air pollution?

Some of the natural sources of air pollution are organic compounds from plants, sea salt, suspended soils and dusts (e.g. from the Sahara). Other natural sources are released during catastrophes such as volcanic eruptions and forest fires.

What are the top pollutants?

The common air pollutants are:

  • Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

What are the four most dangerous indoor air pollutants?

The EPA lists the four most dangerous indoor air pollutants in developed countries as cigarette smoke, formaldehyde, radioactive radon-222 gas, and very small fine and ultra fine particles.

What household chemicals can cause water pollution?


  • Common Household Cleaners.
  • Detergents From Washing Your Car.
  • Fertilizers.
  • Improper Disposal Of Paint, Oil, or Other Chemicals.
  • Insecticides, and Fungicides.
  • Loose Grass Clippings and Leaves.
  • Pet Droppings.
  • Poorly Maintained Septic Systems.

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