• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Carpooling occurs when a group of people, who live and work near each other and share the same approximate work hours, share a ride to their place of employment. There are a number of environmental, health, economic, and social advantages to carpooling.

Carpooling is an overall effective means of reducing the amount of automobile emissions into the atmosphere, which is a major source of air pollution, particularly in wealthier nations. Automobiles emit five gases linked to global warming (carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and ozone smog). Carpooling can help alleviate air pollution, which in turn contributes to the overall health of individuals. Air pollution can lead to various respiratory ailments, cancer, impaired central nervous functioning and cirrhosis of the liver. In addition, if individuals ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles