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Clean Air Facts

If each commuter car carries one more passenger, 600,000 gallons of gasoline will be saved & 12 million lbs. of carbon dioxide will be prevented.

Nine Tips for a Healthy Home

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Tips to Reduce Automobile Air Pollution

Avoid secondhand smoke & support antismoking legislation.
Plan ahead, Organize trips.? Driving fewer miles will help reduce pollution.
If you install new carpeting, make sure the room is well ventilated for 48 to 72 hours before occupying.
Ride Share.? Carpooling and public transportation reduces the number of cars on the road.
Carefully read labels of cleaning agents, personal care products & hobby materials.
Use clean fuels, such as natural gas & electric.
Have your furnace, gas appliances, & fireplace inspected regularly.
Drive at a steady speed.
Reduce formaldehyde gas by increasing ventilation or removing the major sources.
Don't overfill you car's gas tank.? Gas vapors can harm your health.
Test your home for radon.? Radon is the #2 leading cause of lung cancer.

If 190,000 car owners started to get regular tune-ups, they would keep 90 million lbs. of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Get regular engine tune-ups and car maintenance checks.
Control the growth of biological pollutants by keeping things clean & dry.

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Reduce pesticide usage through preventative maintenance & non-toxic methods.

The goal of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 is to reduce pollutants in our air by 56 billion lbs. a year, 224 lbs. for every man, woman and child.

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(Updated 1/20/98)

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is to prevent and eliminate lung disease
and to improve the quality of life and health of those with lung disease.
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