How do Carbon Emissions Affect Our Health?

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As we go about our daily lives, we do not realize how much we are exposed to the carbon emissions that are deteriorating our health. Every day we witness poisonous gases all around us – and most of us are even causing it ourselves. It can come from our motor vehicles, something that we sometimes cannot help but use to get from place to place.medium_2759629888

However, the more we become aware of the issue of carbon emissions the more ways we discover how we can stop it – and why exactly we need to. Not only are these deadly gases affecting our surroundings and destroying our environment, they are directly affecting our very own health. According to a recent study, almost half a million Europeans die prematurely each year because of air pollution. We may not be aware of the effect it has on us, but it can be the cause of sicknesses and lower quality of life, therefore affecting our productivity.

This has been proven by an experience in Dublin, Ireland, after the ban on coal burning in 1990. Studies showed almost immediate improvements in respiratory health of the residents nearby. Life expectancy in the United States has risen as much as 15 percent since movements to improve air quality during the 1980s and 1990s.

Affects from carbon emissions can lead to very serious respiratory problems, especially in more compact, urban cities where the air you breathe is trapped between tall buildings and recycled amongst a sea of vehicles.  We at FleetServ are dedicated to fighting increasing carbon emissions and helping your fleet meet emission requirements!

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