Why do factories have tall chimneys?

In factories of any kind, the purpose of chimneys is to carry their smoke from the furnaces to the air. Some may wonder why these particular chimneys are so tall. Tall chimneys indeed make for a better draught for the furnaces, but that is not the important thing here. The point is that, with our present way of burning coal, a large amount of the coal is wasted and simply blown up the chimney without being burnt in the form of smoke. When this coal-laden smoke reaches the atmosphere, it can harm anything that comes into contact with it humans, animals, plants, houses, etc.

However, the higher this smoke is sent into the air, the better its chance of being blown away and thinning out before settling. Evidently, it would not do to have a chimney discharging factory smoke at the level of somebody’s bedroom window, for instance.

Tall chimneys are essential for yet another reason. Even when the fuel is burnt in the factories in a proper way, carbonic acid gas is always produced after all, the chief element in fuel is carbon. This gas is a poison to us if there is too much of it in the air, and so it must be sent into the air as far away from our mouths as possible. 

Factory smoke is a major contributor to the problem of air pollution, which is something that we need to combat as much as possible. It’s best to start early, so here are some kid-friendly books on pollution:

Where to Buy
Air (Environment Collection for Kids) by David Palatnik  
What Is Air Pollution? by Ian Olio
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth


Air (Environment Collection for Kids) by David Palatnik  

This book is part of a series that aims at making children aware of our environment. It talks about how we need clean air in order to stay healthy and happy. Inside, there are several reasons for taking care of the air we breathe as well as preserving a harmonious system on our planet.

The people behind this book and the series in general are a biologist and an art director plus illustrator. With these combined forces, we get a book that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as accurate in its facts. Overall, parents and teachers will find this work to be a very valuable tool for educating children about our environment and how we have to preserve it. Reviews state that kids love the illustrations inside and are able to understand the language quite easily.

What Is Air Pollution? by Ian Olio

This is another book that’s part of a series called ‘Save the Earth’. It contains discussions on how clean air is important for us to breathe and how our own actions might affect Earth either negatively or positively. There are several facts here about how much waste we might produce in a day and where it all goes.

The focus of this work is mostly to appeal to young minds. The bright illustrations and easy language will help children from ages 3 to 8 to understand air pollution and the steps they can take to prevent it.

The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth by EarthWorks Group

This work is the result of a father and daughter due, who are trying to help youngsters take action for the betterment of our planet. If your kid is aware of pollution and wants to do something about it, this book will help to guide them to the right activities. There are several inspiring projects, facts, and tips that can help to determine their carbon footprint and reduce it.

You can also use this book if you’re interested in guiding your children or students about doing more for planet Earth. Instead of just knowing about the dangers of pollution, they can then work towards resolving the problem in their own way. According to reviewers, this book has delighted many children who are concerned about the environment. Being proactive about their concerns will help to build their confidence and develop their interest further.

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