Pollution kill 9 million people each year
According to an article by Brady Dennis October 19 2017 “Dirty air in India and China, tainted water in sub Saharan Africa, toxic mining in South America. Pollution around the globe now contributes to 9 million deaths. Pollution kills more lives than HIV or AIDS”
It enters our body by breathing, polluted air and drinking contaminated water. Low air quality causes chest pains, hard breathing, sore throats, and eye irritation.
Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory diseases such as Asthma. While these effects emerge from long time exposure, air pollution can also cause short term problems such as sneezing, coughing, eye irritation, headaches and dizziness We breathe this air. On days when there is low air quality I have personally experienced all all of the above symptoms .
This past spring we went to + 17 degrees Celsius from – 30 degrees Celsius in a three day period. The result was massive flooding in areas where there isn’t any flooding. iat all. Why did this happen? The snow melted too fast for the ground to absorb the water. The ground did not have time to thaw out properly
I keep wondering is there a way that we can reverse air pollution? Yes we can. When industry says it is too expensive to fix do not believe them. The solution is actually very inexpensive.
According to World Health Organization https://www.who.int
“Air Pollution is hard to escape, no matter how rich an area you live in. It is all around us. Microscopic pollutants in the air can slip past our body’s defenses penetrating deep into our respiratory and circulatory systems damaging our lungs, heart and brain.. Air pollution is closely linked to climate change. the main driver of climate change is fossil fuel combustion vehicles is also a major contribution to air pollution.
The true cost of of air pollution is felt in our hospitals and in our lungs. The health burden of polluting energy sources is now so high, that moving to cleaner more sustainable choices for energy supply transport and food susystems effectively pays for itself.”
-Dr Maria Neira WHO Director of Public Health Environment and Social Detriments Of Health
Children Are Most Suspect able To Air Pollution
Our Children are most SUSPECT-ABLE to this deadly DILEMMA, as their bodies are too young to fight off serious illness’. Increase rate of cancer has gone up in children over the past decade. Side effects may include motor control, and other changes to the body we do not understand.
Children face special risks from air pollution because their lungs are growing, and because they are so active and breathe in a great deal of air.. Children have more respiratory infections than adults, which also serves to increase their susceptibility to ar pollution.
According to the American Lung Association website https://www.lung.org
“Several studies have found air pollution linked to effecting our children while still in the womb.. A large study in California found that higher particle pollution levels increases the risk of pre-term birth.”
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