Reign in US Pollution With These Simple, At-Home Tips
November 11, 2013
Did you know that, every year, Water.org reveals that 3.4 million people all over the world die from water-borne diseases, and another 780 million people lack safe drinking water? Water pollution raises a number of concerns, including water deprivation, contaminated water, and improper sanitation. How can Americans address these concerns on an individual level, and what are some small, simple steps to start looking at the bigger picture?
Improving Household Water Consumption
The United Nation estimates that any particular individual needs 20-50 liters of water per day to satisfy basic needs, including cooking, cleaning, and drinking. How can American go green, and put their household water to the best use?
What’s the Bigger Picture?
A lack of clean drinking water, sources of water pollution, and waste, however, are hardly limited to the U.S., and these things are, in fact, much bigger problems in other parts of the world. How, then, can Americans help? Americans can help by being extremely conscious of their habits, and reducing U.S. waste as much as possible.
Americans can, for example, improve circumstances by recycling and limiting pesticide use. Eighty percent of items that end up in American landfills can be recycled, and widespread pesticide use can cause gene mutations, birth defects, and even cancer.
Going green starts at home, and may ultimately affect worldwide pollution and conservation. Americans can, for example, install aerators at home to conserve water, and recycle materials to reduce overall U.S. waste.