POLLUTION COULD BE OUR IMPENDING DOOM!
It has been stated that out of all the diseases in the world, pollution is probably the worse threat to mankind.
What kind of numbers would you take a guess to estimate the lives that are consumed by this invention of nature and mankind per year?
The tragic loss of life associated with pollution are absolutely staggering!
THE UNBORN ARE VICTIMS OF POLLUTION
Hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, lower birth rates, still born, death in newborns due to respiratory problems are linked to this enemy of ours that makes our planet dirty and impure.
Death tolls are measured in the millions, of those precious souls that were lost to air and water pollution, such a tragedy.
Lives that are lost are three times higher than three of the world biggest killers combined.
COUNTRY THAT POLLUTES THE MOST
We’ll not pick a country to point a finger at, this is a global problem and it needs to be addressed now to prevent an increase in deaths to the citizens of the whole world.
It is so sad that in generations to come, debt that we created in dirty air and water will be the cause millions that will have to bear, the consequences of our negligence and shortsightedness.
DISEASES CAUSE BY AIR POLLUTION
There are many diseases that may be caused by air pollution.
Asthma is a disease that may be caused by air pollution. Asthma is a chronic, sometimes debilitating inflammatory disease of the airways caused by air pollution from cars, factories or even power plants.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or COPD is a disease that may be caused by air pollution.
Long-term exposure to air pollution, also automobile exhaust are reasons for lung dysfunctions and may cause premature deaths.
Lung cancer is a disease that may be caused by air pollution. Lung cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs.
POOR QUALITY INDOOR AIR
Poor indoor air quality may also be a risk to our health as well. Air quality in a workplace if monitored, is often worse that outside air.
Some more noticeable symptoms of pollution are inflamed airways, eye irritation and damage to our respiratory tract.
An irritated respiratory tract can induce coughing, mucus secretion and long-term infection.
Over a period air pollution can even lead to cardiovascular disease or cancer.
POLLUTION NATURAL AND MAN MADE
Air pollution is not only man-made but can have natural causes too.
Think about the fallout from an erupting volcano. Dust from the eruption can have a far-reaching and long-lasting effect on human life. Let’s list a few of the causes of pollution.
THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS
There are still power plants that burn a lot of fossils fuel to make power for our cities and towns all over the world.
Natural gas and coal make up roughly eighty-five to ninety percent of the power producing plants fuel for producing electricity.
Vehicle exhausts make up a large part of our pollution problem because of the use of fossil fuel to power them.
Industry is another pollution maker in that chemicals that are used in production processes produce harmful chemicals that make our air and water dirty.
DEFORESTATION AND AIR POLLUTION
Cutting our forests to make wood products are a major cause of pollution.
Trees of our forests act as filters for the air in that trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
SMOKERS AND SECONDHAND SMOKE
Cigarette smokers are also to blame for the pollution of our air.
When smokers use tobacco in a cigar or cigarettes form, harmful chemicals are released.
Smokers are also to blame for a large segment of society being affected by what is termed second hand smoke.
AIR POLLUTION AND AGING
Air pollution has other effects as well. Air pollution makes your skin age and could actually be a contributor to attention deficit disorder in kids.
We must join together to make it go away forever, how long can this planet last at the rate we are going?