What Air Pollution Is

Air pollution is a mixture of solid and gaseous particles in the atmosphere. The solid and gaseous particles always consist in air, but pollution means an excessive amount of these particles which result in contamination of the air.

The solid particle in the air mostly consist of dust and gases consist in are are mostly CO2, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, nitrous oxide. These pollutants which adulterating the air can even cause health issues. This can result in severe disease and even death in many cases.These air pollution has natural reason and also happens due to human impact.

Natural causes of air pollution:

Natural causes of air pollution consist of volcanic eruptions and forest fires. The volcanic eruption doesn’t happen all the time but when happens, it can have a major impact on the local region and even slight impact on atmosphere and other regions. Volcanic eruption mostly erupts pollutants like sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride. In which, sulphur dioxide is the gas which causes acid rain.

Plus Volcanic also emit volcanic ash and can travel thousands of miles and can cause respiratory problems, especially to the young children and also to the people having respiratory issue already. It can also lower the land temperature by blocking the sun rays and also leads to climate change.

Another source as mentioned above for natural pollution is forest fires. forest fires emit carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter. Carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas, can be emitted in large amounts during forest fires.

Particulates, which are mixtures of soot, tars, and volatile organic substances, either solid or liquid, are emitted in large quantities from forest fires. The particulates, which can be smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, if deeply inhaled into the lungs, can damage lung tissues and cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

Although, there are also other natural sources of pollution but the impact is very less.

 

Human causes of air pollution:

Emissions from industries and manufacturing activities is one of the leading contaminator of air which can cause air pollution. These industries consist of waste incinerated which burn waste no matter what in it which can even burn heavy metal, plastics which are very hazardous. The manufacturing industries also emits high levels of carbon monoxide, organic compounds, and chemicals into the air. Petroleum refineries also release lots of hydrocarbons into the air and they are greenhouses causes global warming.

Transportation is also one of the biggest contributors of air pollution in the atmosphere especially after industrial era. The vehicle which are used in transportation are mostly uses fossil fuel. Thus, these vehicles emit dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons and particulates.

The other pollutant are household and farming pollution. Crop dusting, fumigating homes, household cleaning products or painting supplies, over the counter insect/pest killers, fertilizer dust emits harmful chemicals into the air and cause pollution. In many cases, when we use these chemicals at home or offices with no or little ventilation, we may fall ill if we breathe them.

 

 

 

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An organized environment can assist with mental clarity, fluidity in ones efforts, and reduce allergens from access dust. We specialize in evaluating the elements and items within a space, then assist in categorizing them, and finding them the best “home.”    

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Our aquaponic systems are custom designed, from small to large scale. The functions of our systems are to provide food and beauty indoors, year round.

 

 

 

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Whether you want to a better energy flow in your home, more passive solar, increased efficiency, or cleaner air, we can help you.  We specialize in working with our clients to establish green systems. Find out today how you can make your house even better.

 

Kitchen Gardens

Imagine the fresh aromas of your favorite herbs filling your kitchen. Just pinch off a leave and add it to you dish! We can help make this a reality through custom designing and installing a kitchen garden just for you.

 

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Are you tired of drafty houses and high utility bills? We find the leaks, electricity drains, and identify patterns of inefficiency, to design a plan for optimizing your home and lifestyle.  We can also implement the design that best suits your needs.

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Indoor composting is a much more attractive idea to most living in the north. After all, how else can one generate valuable compost and liquid fertilizer with little to no energy during the winter months? We can help you find and apply the best worm bin system for you current floor plan. 

Air Quality Assessments

Indoor air quality is often more polluted than the outdoor air, yet many people spend an average of 90% of their time inside.  We offer air quality assessments to help you understand the unique situation of your home, then we create an air purification plan.

 

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A green home is a type of house designed to be environmentally sustainable.  Green homes focus on the efficient use of energy, water, and building materials.  A green home may utilize sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly, and/or recycled building materials. It may include sustainable energy sources such as solar or geothermal, and be sited to take maximum advantage of natural features such as sunlight and tree cover to improve energy efficiency. A green lifestyle incorporates systems of food production and health into the home, taking your green house to the next level.  

 

 

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We are dedicated to the use of green products in all of our eco-interior designs, giving you a beautiful home that you can feel good about. We also create organizational systems that help you keep your home clutter-free.  These systems look good and are highly functional, offering you the opportunity to live your life with less stress and give you more time to focus on nurturing the living systems that sustain you, such as the kitchen garden or the aquaponics system in your living room. 

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Grow herbs, food, beautiful flowers, or air cleansing plants in the comfort of your own home. We can help you design the perfect garden for whatever needs you have for your space. We also set up the systems of maintenance to make your indoor garden easy and rewarding.

Healthy Homes

We start with an assessment of the quality of your indoor environment, then we create a design for the healthiest home for you and your family. We then help you implement the design and can even maintain systems for you if you prefer, otherwise we give you a maintenance plan to care for your home.

Organizational Systems

Clutter can make the most beautiful home feel chaotic. Often times, the difference between chaos and organization is a matter of creating systems for the stuff in your life.  We specialize in creating easy to maintain organizational systems that can help you keep your home clean and your mind at ease. 

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