Smog causes more than dingy air
Smog can contribute to various health problems from eye irritation to inflammation of the lung’s airways and more. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, approximately half of the ground-level ozone in our environment comes from motor vehicles.
The best way to reduce the health hazards and other negative consequences associated with this “bad” ozone is to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled – something CalVans has been doing with greater and greater success for years.
As CalVans grows, the total number of vehicle miles traveled each year shrinks. The cars replaced by CalVans vanpools would have used additional gas, oil, antifreeze and tires. Those cars would have created measurable wear and tear on our roads, caused a tragic increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents, and emitted greater quantities of greenhouse gases.
You can do your part to help curb air pollution by leaving your car at home.