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31 October 2008

Looking for a spooky read for the spookiest day of the year?  Check out, which lists the world’s top ten pollution problems in 2008.  The big bad include indoor air pollution, untreated sewage and used lead acid battery recycling.

The problems included in the report have a significant impact on human health worldwide and result in death, persistent illness, and neurological impairment for millions of people, particularly children.  According to the report, many of these deaths and related illnesses could be avoided with affordable and effective interventions.

Pollution can be horrifying, but of course there can be a happy ending to this story – by taking simple yet effective actions in our own lives, we can help reduce pollution.  For example, here in Minnesota we get 60% of our electricity from burning coal – a major source of both carbon dioxide and mercury pollution. Pledge to reduce your use at the Minnesota Energy Challenge and help fight pollution today!


3 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 November 2008 1:52 pm

    LED lights can solve our energy needs, alone in just lighting.

  2. 21 May 2009 10:16 pm

    LED lights are way more efficient source of lighting.

    • 22 May 2009 6:58 am

      LEDs (light emitting diode) are indeed a much more efficient source of lighting. Unfortunately, LEDs are where CFLs were five years ago- they are available for limited application, but they still have some kinks to be worked out before they will be a good choice for all household applications.

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