Let's balance out

Air pollution and hand sanitisers
Published by Charlie on 2020-03-19
It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
BAD NEWS

Going on with the connection between climate and Coronavirus, it is very likely that air pollution may increase the death rate of the virus. Since dirty air is known to cause lung and heart damage, those who are more exposed to that, like people who live in cities, are more vulnerable to respiratory infections, like Coronavirus.

If you want to know more about this, read here!
GOOD NEWS

Okay so, I imagine everyone of us is obsessed about hand sanitisers and washing our hands these days. It's the right thing to do and we should keep doing that, health comes before anything.

But "there are environmental problems that come with using [hand sanitisers]. For a start, they come in small plastic bottles that contain roughly 30-50ml. On a mass scale, if everyone is using hand gels then these small plastic bottles could amount to a lot of waste, a large proportion of which will not get or be able to be recycled."

Fortunately there are more green solutions! If you want to know what they are, read this article from The Independent!
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