Pollution is known as a
hazard in our environment that can cause harm to not only us humans but the
animals also living in the environment around the world. It has caused many problems
ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. Currently it is effecting
our everyday lives and we need to step up and do something about it because we
are the ones mostly causing it.
One of the greatest
adversities we face in the world today is pollution. The pollution is from the air,
water and soil. The number one pollutants are industry and motor vehicle
exhaust fumes. In addition to this, nitrates, heavy metals and plastic are
other toxins that cause pollution. Air pollution is caused by the gases and
toxins that are released by industries and factories. Then, there is water pollution.
Water pollution occurs through oil spills, urban runoff, and acid rain. Soil
pollution occurs when industrial waste is added into the soil that takes away
its essential nutrients.
Pollution is not always the
result of human action. It can also be the consequence of natural
disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, other severe storms
and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These can all cause pollution that
often results in drinking water supplies being contaminated by sewage and
petrochemical spills from ruptured tanks from boats, automobiles or storage
Pollution harms many species
and has a huge impact on the environment. One being environment degradation.
This happens when there is an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere which leads to smog restricting the sunlight causing plants the
inability to grow due to the lack of photosynthesis. Another example, would be
human health. Chest pain, congestion, throat inflammation, cardiovascular
disease, respiratory disease. These some of diseases that can be causes by air
pollution from the chemicals and other types of things put in the air. One last
example is Ozone layer depletion, this stops ultra violet rays from reaching
the earth. Lastly would be infertile land. Due to the use of insecticides and
pesticides, the soil may become infertile and plants may not be able to grow
due to lack of vital nutrients needed for the plants to thrive.
I firmly believe that we cannot
stop hurricanes, tornados and any other natural disasters that cause pollution.
However, we can find ways to decrease energy. By turning off lights, computers
or and electrical things in your house off that are not in use. We can use
energy efficient light bulbs. There are also other ways but people wouldn’t do them,
like using public transportation. Someone like myself would not because I have
my own car and a lot of other people do to so that wouldn’t be
useful. Another way is driving smart, like going the speed limit and conserve
you gas in your car. Lastly a good idea would be planting a garden. A lot of
people have gardens because they like fresh and cleaner food.
It is time people pay attention to better the air
quality that they breath in two aspects. there should be some form of policies
to limit the amount of chemicals that can be discharged into the air by the
factories, the authorities should restrict the number of vehicles allowed to
run in the city, especially in the rush hours when there is heavy traffic, and
we need to raise our awareness of this problem by putting up billboards about
the health problems that can occur from this. Everyone should be conscious of
how serious the problem has become due to the air is being polluted mostly by the
irresponsible activities brought upon by humans.