Out of Sight, Out of Mind…

A popular topic of discussion and often mentioned in the evening news, air pollution is the invisible enemy that most of us tend to ignore. It is one of the many things that are out of sight and therefore, out of mind. There has been a steady decline in global air quality over the past 50 years and in many parts of the world, air pollution has reached toxic levels and become life-threatening. In fact, the latest statistics collected by the United Nations reveals that 98% of cities (with a population of 100,000 or more) situated in low to middle income countries fall below the World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines. In addition to this, the WHO estimates there are 7 million premature deaths per year as a direct result of poor air quality. It is not surprising to learn that one of the main contributors to global air pollution is the Fossil Fuel industry, which produces 80% of the world’s energy resources. Fossil fuels are also heavily relied on for transport and create one-quarter of the world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Open waste burning is another agent of the invisible enemy, releasing harmful dioxins, furans, methane, and black carbon into the air. Practiced in 166 of 193 countries worldwide, it is no wonder the quality of the air is steadily declining.

However, it is interesting to note that although the human race is currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the environment is taking back ground it had lost. The Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air has been closely monitoring the air quality in China and recorded a quarter drop in emissions in February 2020, compared to that of 2019. This is a direct result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Similarly, carbon monoxide readings for New York have measured 50% less than the previous year and the air quality in Milan and Italy has significantly improved with a 40% decrease in nitrogen oxide levels in the air. Although these air pollution statistics are positive, the world cannot remain in a locked down state forever. Instead, it will take a global army of individuals making small changes day by day to assist the environment in its fight against climate change. These small changes include using public transport, car pooling, walking or cycling as opposed to using a car. Utilising clean and renewable energy sources to service your home and business is another change we can make. Finally, using energy saving products that increase sustainability will positively imapct the environment. An example of this is Cryogen X4 TTT. By removing oil build up inside a heat pump or refrigeration unit , Cryogen X4 TTT prolongs the systems lifespan and improves lubrication of all internal metallic surfaces. This creates greater refrigerant flow and increased system efficiency. The increase in unit performance and efficiency leads to a reduction in carbon footprint because less heat pump or refrigeration units are sent to landfill. By using Cryogen X4 TTT to efficiently heat and cool your home or business, you will be contributing to reversing the effects of global air pollution and climate crisis.

 

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