Environment pollution: Impact on health

Environmental pollution is one among the foremost serious problems facing humanity and other life forms on our planet today. Environmental pollution is defined as “the contamination of the physical and biological components of the earth/atmosphere system to such an extent that standard environment processes are adversely affected.” Pollutants are present substances or energies, but they’re considered contaminants when in far more than natural levels. Any use of natural resources at a rate on top of nature’s capacity to revive itself may result in pollution of air, water, and land.

Environmental pollution is one among the foremost serious problems facing humanity and other life forms on our planet today.
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In the interview with Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health I got to know about  various myths and facts related with environment pollution. in this blog you will get to know about affect of pollution on human health and various factors affecting increase in pollution.

How are our ecological footprints affecting the environment.

Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health said that, we humans are biological beings, and a part of the ecology on earth. We’ve been using resources from the planet to measure, grow, and expand our civilizations. Every individual and community on earth, from the start of your time, is consuming resources from the planet so as to grow. Ecological footprint simply means the impact of human activities on the world and also the amount of resources necessary to supply the products and services necessary to support a specific lifestyle, in terms of the realm of biologically productive land and water. It also measures what proportion resources are needed to supply what we’d like, and what we consume and eliminate.


She also said that, sustainable measures have shown that the number of productive land employed by Americans doubled between 1900 to 1950 and doubled again between 1950 and 1995. This can be because of the improvements in economy and quality of life that a lot of Americans enjoy. With every development in science and technology, we would have liked more resources. The trendy facilities that we enjoy, like heating system, indoor plumbing, automobiles, telephones, and electric lamp bulbs, all increased the number of productive land and resource an individual needs, together with the improvements within the quality of life.


Everything we kill our way of life has consequences. Some impact on the immediate future, and a few have long lasting effect on the environment and nature. Everyone incorporates a footprint on ecology by the way they live. All folks have an ecological footprint. 

How do ecological footprints impact the world?

Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health says that even if you’re thinking that of your way of life. You may drive to figure, watch TV, or do your laundry. Each of those activities comes with a tag that can’t be measured just in terms of cash. We are using natural resources and negatively impacting ecology, with each of those tasks. By adding up all the resources that we use, we will calculate our footprint on the earth. Things that we use and extract from the planet, still as things that we raise the environment, add up and account for our ecological footprint. We will calculate the human footprint on the earth by measuring what proportion earth’s natural resources we are using.

Why do we have environment problems?

Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health answered to the present question by saying that the most reason being environment problems are:

  •  Increase in Population rate  
  • Wasteful and unsustainable resource use
  • Rise in Poverty
  • Failure to incorporate in their market prices the harmful environmental costs of products and services


Most importantly, many environmental problems now extend well beyond the local level. As a result, sometimes even threatening the steadiness of our planet’s life-support systems. Besides, Gas emissions, long-range pollution, dispersion of toxic chemicals, and transport of unwanted species by ships. Furthermore, air all have global scope, as do the extinction of species and also the unwanted spread of genetically modified organisms.

While, recent reviews of the world status (tellus institute 2002; unep 2003; worldwatch institute 2004) provide us with an eloquent summary of the environmental challenges facing society. Also, they tell us that our world, home to an increasing population with rising living standards. Most importantly incorporate a global system of production and trade that’s putting enormous pressure on our lebensraum. For the reason that is to mention on the environment which provides our resources and receives our wastes. If we don’t act decisively and shortly, we face a bleak way forward for ecological collapse and social chaos.

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Effect of environment pollution on health

Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health says that Environmental pollutants have various adverse health effects. For the reason that, from adolescence a number of the foremost important harmful effects are perinatal disorders, mortality rate. Also, diseases like – respiratory disorders, allergy, malignancies, cardiovascular disorders, increase in stress oxidative. Besides, endothelial dysfunction, mental disorders, and various other harmful effects. Though, short-term effects of environmental pollutants are usually highlighted, big selection of hazards of pollution from adolescence and their possible implication on chronic non-communicable diseases of adulthood should be underscored. Numerous studies have exposed that environmental particulate exposure has been linked to increased risk of morbidity. Another is mortality from many diseases, organ disturbances, cancers, and other chronic diseases. Therefore, it’s time to require action and control the pollution. Otherwise, the waste products from consumption, heating, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and other human activities will degrade the environment.

Adverse effect on health

First of all based on the strength of the knowledge domain regarding the adverse health effects of environmental pollution therefore the magnitude of their public health impact, different types of interventions should be taken under consideration. Additionally to industrial aspects, the general public awareness should be increased during this regard. Likewise, health professionals have an exclusive competency to assist for prevention and reduction of the harmful effects of environmental factors, this capacity should be underscored in their usual practice.

Myths

Also, there’s a myth being spread within the society that ocean plastic primarily comes from ocean dumping and industry, like cruise ships or container ships. But Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in ministry of health said that almost all of the plastics within the ocean come from items we use every day—bags, bottles, caps, food containers, etc. By limiting single-use plastics in our everyday lives and putting off this stuff properly, we will reduce the number of plastic waste entering the ocean.


Besides, Marine debris, also called marine litter, is human-created waste. Due to that has deliberately or accidentally been released during a sea or ocean. Hence, Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the middle of gyres. Also on coastlines, frequently washing aground, when it’s called beach litter or tidewrack. Deliberate disposal of wastes bemused is named ocean dumping. Present debris, like driftwood, also is present.

Most importantly,  With the increasing use of plastic, human influence has become a problem. For the reason that, many varieties of (petrochemical) plastics don’t biodegrade. Furthermore, Waterborne plastic poses a heavy threat to fish, seabirds, marine reptiles, and marine mammals still on boats and coasts. Likewise, dumping, container spillages, litter washed into storm drains and waterways. Also, wind-blown landfill waste all contribute to the present problem.


Finally, In efforts to forestall and mediate marine debris and pollutants. Most noteworthy is that laws and policies are adopted internationally. Counting on relevance to the problems and various levels of contribution, some countries have introduced more specified protection policies.

Conclusion

Through the interview with Mrs. Mamta Goyal an officer in Ministry of Health gave a message to the new generation will be to stay alert and not get into any unnecessary myths rather focus on self contribution and follow the guidelines given by the government only. Probably measures they can follow is to look for alternative materials or avoid excessive packaging when deciding on purchases. Also, Use paper bags, milk and juice in cardboard, and cloth diapers. Insist on paper bags and glass bottles. Recycle. Besides Many communities currently offer pick-up recycling programs for plastics. Other forms of plastic may be accepted by a local recycling business. And to educate others about the problem of marine debris, enhancing “voluntary compliance through awareness.” one needs to get involved. Locate or start a coastal cleanup in your area.

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