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[Air] Car-driving and environmental problems

by Eco Generation | 02-06-2011 10:25 Comments 60 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 !==!==!==!--object--======s 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


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

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

Victor John

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

  • So Yeon Kim 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

  • Minh Ngoc Nguyen Thi 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

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

  • Gorana Pogancev 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

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

  • Jane Zhang 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rongel Marcil 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

  • Rongel Marcil 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

  • Shawn Basilio 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

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

  • Cicek Aykanat 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

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

    Posted 07-11-2013 20:21

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

    Posted 24-08-2013 17:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaditya Singh

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

  • Raunak Kapur 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

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

  • EJin Kim 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

  • Christy Lee 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

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

Simran Vedvyas

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

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

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