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[Air] Car-driving and environmental problems

by Eco Generation | 02-06-2011 10:25 Comments 65 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

car-driving and environmental problems

1.exhaust from vehicle is behind enviromental pollution!
While we easily become fascinated by automobile commercials that display cars ferociously ripping through forests as though they were objectives to be venerated for their speed and power, it is essential for us to realize that vehicle emissions are a major source of air pollution that can harm the environment and even threaten human health. 
Most vehicles that run on gasoline or diesel are a mobile source of pollution that contaminates the Earth. Especially in urban areas where most cars are found, city dwellers become inevitably exposed to unhealthier living conditions compared to their rural counterparts. Furthermore, pollutants emitted by vehicles have far-reaching negative effects on wildlife as they cause acid rain and smog.

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2.what substances are in car exhaust?
What is Car Exhaust?
Car exhaust is the product of burning gasoline or fuel oil and contains harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and sulfur oxides. Carbon monoxide is highly toxic to humans and nitrogen and sulfur oxides contribute to acid rain. This said, it becomes clear why vehicles that utilize gasoline or fuel oil are detrimental to the Earth and why more drivers should be using more environmentally friendly vehicles such as LPG vehicles. Drivers should also be aware that they can drastically reduce car emissions by driving at speed limit while curbing engine idling. 

Most cars run on gasoline or light oil. It is better to rely on gasoline than light oil because gasoline is more eco-friendly and releases fewer pollutants.
It that respect, it is good news to see more and more environmentally friendly LPG vehicles are gaining foothold.
Emission of carbon monoxide or hydrocarbon, byproduct of fuel burning, can be drastically cut by driving at speed limit while curbing engine idling.Most cars run on gasoline or light oil. It is better to rely on gasoline than light oil because gasoline is more eco-friendly and releases fewer pollutants.
It that respect, it is good news to see more and more environmentally friendly LPG vehicles are gaining foothold.
Emission of carbon monoxide or hydrocarbon, byproduct of fuel burning, can be drastically cut by driving at speed limit while curbing engine idling.

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3.how much contaminants are emitted while driving?

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While vehicles may have made our lives easier and more comfortable, they have not necessarily made our lives better. Rather, they have become one of the primary causes of air pollution that not only hurts the Earth but also our health. The long term effects of gas powered cars are much more serious.
Some may believe that there are many other sources of harmful emissions and that vehicles are only one of those many causes. However, the graph above illustrates that cars emit far more toxic contaminants compared to household heating, power generation, and even factories. It¿s about time that we start using and encouraging others to use mass transportation instead of travelling in private vehicles.

4.drive-in movie and engine idling

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Engine idling means keep your car engine running before takeoff. This tendency, which becomes much frequent during cold winter or traffic jam, leads to more than six times the exhaust versus during traveling. So it is no wonder there is an increasing call to put an end to this practice. Engine idling not only results in fuel waste and air pollution but also in fritter-away of more than KRW370 billion every year on the road. Also we have to know watching a movie at drive-in cinema is eco-unfriendly. During two or so hours of show time, hundreds of cars keep their engine on for heating, which translates into more than 3 liters of gasoline being consumed for a 1500cc vehicle and during the course spewing out hazardous substances like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.

5.ailment from car exhaust
For several decades, there have been studies linking air pollution with an increased incidence of asthma.
It is revealed ozone, nitrogen oxide, sulfurous aid gas and carbon monoxide in the air we breathe particularly have strong relationship with a high occurrence of respiratory illness.
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6.how to minimize environmental degradation?
1.walk near distance. 2. ride a bicycle
3.take means of mass transportation. 4.use small and light vehicle
5.change to gasoline or LPG car from light fuel vehicle. 6.substitute with natural gas bus.

7.minimize engine idling. 8.drive high fuel economy vehicle.
9.keep speed limit. 10. retrain from making sudden start or stop.
11.make your car lighter.(make your car lighter and do carpool) 12.do not fill up your tank full.

written by Jeonghee Sohn
animated by Amanta


Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Practicable suggestions and informative report. I mostly try to travel by public transportation.
    Thanks for this article eco generation. Your articles is really useful to make lock down time effective.
    Posted 04-05-2020 19:23

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Great to know about car exhaust..
    Wonderful report!!!
    Posted 31-03-2020 01:14

Apsara Sapkota

thobeka shabane

  • thobeka shabane says :
    We can also set carbon emissions to decrease carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
    Posted 02-10-2019 18:22


  • SOMO GUYO says :
    Learning new stuff, interesting
    Posted 18-07-2019 21:39

Sachin Regmi

  • Sachin Regmi says :
    Car are one of the major problems for air and sound pollution, they need to be adressed.
    Green Cheers from Nepal :) :)
    Posted 23-01-2019 12:33

  • Victor John says :
    And also, the images are well narrated
    Posted 08-09-2018 05:24

  • Victor John says :
    Understand the chat and method of explanation is detailed
    Posted 08-09-2018 05:24

  • says :
    THere are many companies that are developing eco-friendly cars that use bio-energy, H2, or pure water that contains salt. I've heard they are called QUANT... THe way this car moves, is interesting. Hope you find out!
    Posted 02-02-2016 16:01

  • says :
    Thanks to your information. I think youth like us should practice these ways daily, for example I usually ride my bike to university or to gym, as way to do exercise. It's very good for both us and our environment!!
    Posted 30-11-2014 17:27

  • says :
    Fortunately, Indonesians have increased their awareness toward air pollution
    Posted 25-11-2014 17:53

  • says :
    very informative
    Posted 16-11-2014 16:46

  • says :
    Bike is practical solution, but unfortunately rather unsafe in big crowded cities with no appropriate biking infrastructure. Luckily there is subway also :)
    Posted 14-11-2014 05:12

  • says :
    This improved my knowledge on the subject matter
    Posted 03-11-2014 10:10

  • says :
    Greatly informative and visually appealing :) It's a shame that more and more people are buying cars because they're status symbols, and not because they actually need them.
    Posted 22-07-2014 15:09

  • says :
    we must prevent pollution by following the methods to minimize environmental degradation.
    Posted 24-01-2014 13:11

  • says :
    Thanks for posting! :)
    Posted 18-01-2014 15:46

  • says :
    I see n i remember

    Posted 31-12-2013 20:21

  • says :
    thanks for the info
    Posted 31-12-2013 00:10

  • says :
    thanks for the post
    Posted 30-12-2013 02:35

  • says :
    so true i agree
    Posted 29-12-2013 18:18

  • says :
    nice share
    Posted 27-12-2013 02:43

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 22-12-2013 20:02

  • says :
    thanks for the information
    Posted 22-12-2013 02:02

  • says :
    Thanks for info
    Posted 19-12-2013 01:10

  • says :
    well presented
    Posted 17-12-2013 19:30

  • says :
    Nicely presented.
    Posted 16-12-2013 15:14

  • says :
    Good information, i think CNG can reduce this problem.
    Posted 16-12-2013 15:13

  • says :
    very much informative
    Posted 15-12-2013 00:06

  • says :
    I strongly encourage everyone to take public vehicles, carpool, walk (if the place is close by), or ride a bike because these things reduce the amount of emissions of greenhouse gases.
    Posted 04-12-2013 20:58

  • says :
    The emissions of these gases affect people also and they contribute to acid rain and this seriously ruins the environment and everything that is near.
    Posted 04-12-2013 20:56

  • says :
    cars nowadays are one of the biggest emmiters of greenhouse gasses and its affecting every aspect of our environment.
    Posted 04-12-2013 20:13

  • says :
    Everyone should be informed by this and the dangers of vehicles today.
    Posted 02-12-2013 18:04

  • says :
    cool pictures
    Posted 01-12-2013 01:18

  • says :
    Posted 21-11-2013 23:42

  • says :
    The ingormations and the pictures combines are cool and make the complement taking attention,it topk mine ,thanks for sharing
    Posted 21-11-2013 23:42

  • says :
    So informative
    Posted 17-11-2013 16:00

  • says :
    Posted 15-11-2013 23:38

  • says :
    nice it can cause great danger to the living beings

    Posted 07-11-2013 20:21

  • says :
    great sharing, thanks
    Posted 31-08-2013 04:09

  • says :
    Interesting Picture with facts
    Posted 24-08-2013 21:36

  • says :
    Wow, this could be used in schools etc. The posters are nicely done :)

    Posted 24-08-2013 17:26

  • says :
    I guess I'll have to walk from now on :D
    Posted 12-08-2013 22:04

  • says :
    I better not ride cars now
    Posted 12-08-2013 22:04

  • says :
    lets work to reduce air pollution by vehicles
    Posted 11-08-2013 09:50

  • says :
    so informative!
    Posted 07-08-2013 13:33

  • says :
    so informative.
    Posted 31-07-2013 14:19

  • says :
    information is really effective type.
    Posted 29-07-2013 03:17

  • says :
    really informative..
    Posted 22-07-2013 01:02

  • says :
    very very informative....
    Posted 17-07-2013 15:37

  • says :
    I enjoyed reading it
    Posted 16-07-2013 21:15

  • says :
    Posted 16-07-2013 21:15

  • says :
    Nice information
    Posted 14-07-2013 14:21

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    Pollution by transport means needs to be controlled.
    Posted 18-06-2013 21:36

  • says :
    walking short distances must be encouraged.
    Posted 17-06-2013 01:19

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    CNG will reduce this problem
    Posted 16-06-2013 21:28

  • says :
    very informative
    Posted 31-03-2013 22:37

  • says :
    the only thing that we need to focus now and the end game is ... sustainable consumption...
    Posted 28-02-2013 23:06

  • says :
    I see so many people who drive even in distances that would only take 15 minutes by walking. I am concerned :(
    Posted 25-02-2013 19:51

  • says :
    You can use this as study material for presentation or science classes if you show that it is from Eco-generation website.
    Posted 25-02-2013 10:00

Jeonghyun Lee

  • Jeonghyun Lee says :
    Nice graphics.. they highlight the important contents very well.. Do you mind if I use them?
    Posted 23-02-2013 19:23

  • says :
    very informative :) and Thanks for sharing it :)
    Posted 23-02-2013 17:53

  • says :
    hi~~~ thanks for your complement!
    Posted 28-10-2011 15:39

  • says :
    This information is very good we are also praticts in eco system
    Posted 28-09-2011 16:05

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