Air quality is a worldwide issue, which means we’re all at risk. So what can you do to improve clean air? Where can you throw out your e-waste? Why should you care about VOCs? Ed and Rachelle also discuss the most polluted cities in the US, debate how much an air purifier is really helping the environment, get interrupted by a call from Harry Dean Stanton, and share an email from someone who fell victim to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
LESSONS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Read the labels on your products. Be aware of what you’re really bringing into your house.
Nobody is exempt from air pollution. It’s an equal opportunity problem, so we all need to do our part to keep the air quality and our own bodies healthy.
Keep companies and the government accountable. Remind them about their responsibility to help our one and only planet Earth.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Green features of The George W. Bush Presidential Center - the first presidential library to receive LEED Platinum certification under New Construction
The Chicago Tribune’s article on George W. Bush’s energy-efficient home near Crawford, TX
VIP for Air's ranking & reviews on HEPA air filters
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Charities you should donate your time and / or money to:
How to contact elected officials
Volkswagen emissions scandal explained by the BBC
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