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Pollution Reduction Pollution has been a serious hazard to New Yorkers in the city. However, throughout that time, the transportation industry saw an increase in emissions, which is what has led to an increase in ozone pollution. Approximately 400 premature fatalities, 850 hospitalizations, and 4,500 emergency room visits for conditions like asthma are brought on by ozone pollution each year in New York City. Since New York City is one of the most popular cities to visit, we need to keep the air quality clean. One way that we the people can help prevent air pollution is by using public transportation. It's a guaranteed short method to reduce air pollution because it uses less gas and electricity. Some pros about using public transportation are reducing the overall emissions, reducing the number of vehicles on the road, and you're saving money by not spending it on gas. Another way to prevent air pollution is to have a reduction in smoking because smoking causes air pollution to degrade the quality of the air. To spread awareness about air pollution I’m creating posters to hang up around the city and the poster will show different ways to help produce clean air quality.