Some of you like sports. Some of you
like fishing and some of you like
swimming. Do you know what all of
these hobbies have to do with
pollution in your community?
Did you know that when you run out-
side when it is 104 degrees it can cause
permanent lung damage? Air pollution
on a red alert day means the air quality
is very bad. Ground level ozone is very
high on a red alert day. Smog contributes
to poor air quality especially on hot days.
Where I live, my electrical power is generated
from a low sulfur content coal. This
fossil fuel is very energy efficient.
Some rivers that run through cities are
very contaminated by run off. In some
cases some frogs have grown three, four,
five and even six legs. Fish can get can get caught
in litter and die, so pick up your trash. Remember
to make a background check on the place
you are fishing. Sometimes fish can
be poisoned by lead or other petroleum
products. If you eat these poisoned fish
you can get lead poisoning too!
When swimming at an area lake, pond
or even a river you need to be careful.
The reason is because at some lakes,
rivers and ponds poison can get in the
water from the air. Water pollution is one
of the most serious threats to our environment,
because ground water contains all of
the waste people put on the land. This is
the water we all drink. When you go
swimming you put sunscreen on to protect
your skin from sun rays beaming down
through the hole in the ozone layer.