Negative Impact of Pollution on Health

Negative Impact of Pollution on Health

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jun 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM PDT
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Ozone Air pollutant

Pollution is defined as the presence of contaminants in the natural environment. It causes adverse changes and is very bad for human health. Three of the most common types of pollution are given below with their negative impacts on the human health:

Air Pollution

Air pollution is one of the major concerns for every being on this planet. Air pollution not only affects humans, it affects everything in existence. Ozone pollution can cause throat inflammation, congestion, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases. Due to air pollution, the ozone layer is also getting damaged, which negatively impacts the whole environment.

The major factor contributing to the air pollution is the smoke emitted by the vehicles and factories. The smoke contains dangerous gases that get mixed with the air polluting it. Gases, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen monoxide are emitted by vehicles causing headache, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory problems. It is important to implement laws regarding this to have an unpolluted environment.

Water Pollution

Water pollution causes around 14,000 deaths per day. The astounding number hasn’t fallen, as we have failed to overcome this problem. Reports suggest that water pollution is on a constant rise, thanks to the advancement in technology and the installation of new factories.

The waste is dumped into water, making it polluted. To top it, oil from sea vehicles gets mixed in water that kills thousands of sea animals every year, polluting seas. It is believed that almost all the water left on our planet is polluted and should never be drunk directly. However, unfortunately, due to the unavailability of resources people still drink this unpolluted water causing deaths. Every day, hundreds of children die due to water-related diseases.

Not just this, sea life is also getting disturbed with the pollution that is only on the rise. Many animals have become extinct, and many lakes have turned toxic due to the overflow of toxic materials. The toxic water becomes totally useless for any purpose, be it drinking or agriculture. We have to find a solution to this problem fast and keep our earth clean, which is important for a healthy life.

Noise Pollution

We have big stars who sing big songs on big speakers. But, do we know the effect it has on our health? People fail to realize that there is a kind of pollution called noise pollution that is as important as other kinds of pollutions.

The noise not only causes annoyance and stress; it can lead to severe issues such as hearing loss. A very loud sound can destroy our air drums and the cells in the cochlea that reduce our hearing capabilities, often resulting in permanent hearing loss. It is important to control the volume button and keep it at a moderate level.

PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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