2. Flowers in your home, trees in the garden. Not only beautiful but life-sustaining as well. They help add oxygen to your air & filter out pollutants.
3. 70 – 80 % of the earth’s oxygen is produced by huge numbers of teeny, tiny marine plants in the sea. That’s why it’s so important to try & help to keep our oceans rubbish free.
4. Smog is caused by sunlight mixing with dirty air. Astronauts report that their view of earth has become drastically obscured due to the increase in air pollution visible from space.
5. When 2 dodgy gases (sulphur dioxide created by power plants & some factories & nitrogen oxide created by vehicle emissions & burning fuel) are mixed with air and water, acid rain is the result.
6. These same 2 dodgy gas particles can be carried by wind in the air, damaging & killing plant life, lakes & forests. It’s also a big problem for asthma sufferers.
7. The amount of pollution in the air is measured using a complex machine that comes up with an Air Quality Index measurement (AQI). This sounded easy and straightforward but when I looked it up for the UK, it was anything but!
8. The air around the earth (atmosphere) acts as a natural heating and cooling system. If this were to stop working effectively, we would end up feeling like we’re spending our days in a boiling oven & our nights in a freezer.
9. You can only survive for a few minutes without air. When air changes, so does the environment & all living creatures are affected.
Hhmm, I think maybe I will go and get a few more house plants tomorrow. How about you? Do you have many plants in the house and do you have them there for more than just their looks?