A Call for Reducing the Environmental Footprint on Air Pollution

Why Businesses Can’t View this as a Choice Anymore

Did you know that according to The United Nations Statistics Division, the levels of carbon dioxide and methanehave increased by 40% and 150% respectively in the last 100 years?  

When you really think about it, it should come as no surprise given the steady increase in the demand for fossil fuels, unenforced regulations or governance and lastly, the increasing rates of competition and globalization.  

This brings us to why reducing the environmental footprint has returned to the spotlight – and rightfully so. With the environmental footprint being a very broad topic and with the celebration of Earth Day yesterday, it might be time to revisit the issue of air pollution.

Some Interesting Facts about Air Pollution 

Let’s start by taking a look at some interesting facts: 

  • From an industry perspective, the top offenders are energy (80%), agriculture (14%), industrial processes (4%), and waste (~3%). 
  • From a geographic
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West Virginia chemical coal slurry, OSHA cell tower deaths warning, IOSH EHS campaign, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • West Virginia chemical coal slurry
  • IOSH EHS campaign
  • OSHA cell tower deaths warning, and more

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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