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  • Do you know the place that is polluted the most or will soon be the most polluted in your house?
  • You don’t need to take the trouble of guessing. It is the Garage where you park your car.  Why? Simply because cars exhaust, emit pollutants, fumes and odours .Car exhaust contains many kinds of gases and chemicals, including car­bon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitro­gen oxides and particulates such as dust, dirt, soot and smoke. On the chemical front, gas can contain ben­zene, cadmium, chlorine, formalde­hyde, toluene, xylene and additives such as MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether), which is a suspected carcinogen. .
  • It is because the car has chemicals and highly inflammable substances in it.
  • First requirement that you must meet is maintaining your car well. An ill maintained vehicle causes more air pollution. You must ensure that nothing leaks from car, particularly fuel.
  • The second is your garage must always be clean.
  • The garage should have proper ventilation. For safety purposes, it is advisable to fit an exhaust fan.
  • You must always switch on the exhaust fan and let it run for a couple of minutes before entering the garage. In other words you must keep the switch of the garage exhaust fan inside the house.
  • If the weather conditions in your city favour it, you can have a portico for a garage. As there will be no walls and only a roof, it would be much safer.
  • Yet another idea is to have it detached and separate from your main home.
  • Still better idea to have it detached which will be aloof of your home.
  • You must start the car after opening the garage gate. But you should not start the car and allow it to warm up inside the garage. Instead start it, take it out and the warming up can take place outside.
  • Don’t keep fuel stock in petrol cans as it can turn out to be some thing very bad.
  • When you replace car parts, properly dispose off the old parts and don’t keep them inside the garage.
  • If you have a driver, don’t allow him to sleep inside the garage.
  • Don’t try to decorate your garage. It is a waste of money and some of decorative items may worsen the problem inthe case of a fire.
  • Don’t make your garage a lumber room / dumping yard of unwanted things. Don’t even convert it as your additional store room.
  • Do not encourage the children to play in the garage.
  • Don’t make your garage a lumber room / dumping yard of unwanted things. Don’t even convert it as your additional store room. There can be fusion between your automobile products and general products.
  • Have the door leading from your home to the garage properly sealed to prevent poisonous automobile fumes from entering your home.

 
   
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