In the 2019 pollution control event, some topics took longer hours to discuss. It is the impact of the environment on people’s health. Around the world, there have been more than millions of people that die every from a particular disease. And nearly a quarter of those reported cases are directly caused by environmental factors.
How Unhealthy Environment Contributes To The World
An unhealthy environment where people live, work, and play can cause a lot of problems. Unfortunately, families in the low and middle-income states are the ones that get genuinely affected. And the young kids and the elderly get severely affected. That is because more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas experiences lots of stress-inducing environmental scenarios. These include heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic, poor housing constructions, air pollution, as well as limited access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Aside from that, data shows that a lot of individuals in low-income families work in an informal sector under dangerous and dirty conditions. That means a lot of individuals tend to expose themselves to poisons, radiation, chemicals, and poor hygiene practices. With all that, people obtain illness.
With all the damages people get from the environment, it is essential to take immediate and straightforward measures to protect it so that we can protect our health. For a start, we can reduce air pollution by using sustainable fuels. It would be much better if we chose to walk or ride a bike for a couple of distances instead of driving with our cars. If we try and manage proper waste disposal, it could save our water resources. And if we consider using solar energy technology, we won’t have to suffer from our massive electric bills.
Things can continue getting worst, but we can work together to improve our world.