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How or what are some ways we can get rid of air and water pollution?

Good question. One of the quickest ways you can cut back on air pollution is to drive your car less, or ask your parents to drive less and use less polluting alternatives like busing, walking, or bicycling whenever possible. The less we pollute, the easier it is for Earth's natural systems to clear the air and water. Of course there are as many solutions to pollution problems as there are sources of pollution. One very common solution is to put some kind of filter at the source - like "smoke-stack scrubbers" at electric power plants, or catalytic converters on your car. One of the greatest air- pollution success stories is the ban on lead in gasoline. By taking lead out of gasoline, less lead is spewed into the air, and average levels of lead in children's blood have been steadily falling since the ban went into effect.

You can learn more about pollution by writing for a booklet called "What You Can do to Reduce Air Pollution" (order number 144A) send $1.25 to R. Woods, Consumer information Center - 4A, PO Box 100, Pueblo, CO 81002. Another good book to look for in your bookstore or library is "50 Simple Things You Can do to Save The Earth", by the Earth Works Group and published in 1989.


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