The mode of development that the worldand Indiahas followed has led to a situation where we are surrounded by numerous hazardous substances in our everyday lives, which affect the health of people, of other living creatures, and of the planet as a whole. Our Toxic World is an effort to shine a keen light on these substances, and suggest alternatives that will allow readers to improve the physical quality of their lives and of their environment.

Our Toxic World takes a series of peeks into the lives of the fictitious Sachdeva family and the people they come in contact with, examines the hazardous substances that affect us in our everyday lives, outlines the effect these materials can have on us, and suggests alternative routes that we can adopt.

Automobile Pollution: Air Today, Gone Tomorrow
Automobile pollution: Air today, gone tomorrow

Maintenance Tips to Help Reduce Auto Pollution
  • Change engine oil at manufacturer-recommended intervals or if the vehicle has been lying unused for a long period.
  • While changing lubricant, make sure you use the recommended brand and more importantly, the grade of oil. Never use the wrong grade of oil.
  • If it is a carburetted vehicle, clean and tune the carburettor and adjust the idling speed every 3,000 km.
  • Check and adjust tappet clearance.
  • Inspect spark plug clearance, clean and adjust gap. Replace plugs if necessary.
  • Check the ignition timing and set as per the manufacturer recommendation.
  • Check tyre pressure regularly because low tyre pressure causes drag which increases ...

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