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In today’s Physical Health Education class, We will be discussing the Effects of Pollution on the Environment and Personal Health. We hope you enjoy the class!
EFFECTS OF POLLUTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PERSONAL HEALTH
On the Environment
In short, environmental pollution, almost exclusively created by human activities, has a negative effect on the ecosystem, destroying crucial layers of it and causing an even more negative effect on the upper layers.
Animals, plants, and especially trees, can be destroyed by acid rains (and this will also have a negative effect on animals as well, as their natural environment will be modified), ozone in the lower atmosphere block the plant respiration, and harmful pollutants can be absorbed from the water or soil.
Some adverse effects of pollution on the environment are:
- Ozone layer depletion
- Death of plants and animals
- Infertility of land
On Personal Health
The effects of environmental pollution on humans are mainly physical but can also turn into neuro-affections in the long term. The best-known troubles to us are respiratory, in the form of allergies, asthma, irritation of the eyes and nasal passages, or other forms of respiratory infections.
Notably, these well-spread affections can be observed when air pollution is high in cities, when the weather gets hot, for instance.
On top of that, environmental pollution has been proven to be a major factor in the development of cancer. This can happen for example when we eat reminiscences of pollutants used in the production of processed foods, or pesticides from the crops.
Other rarer diseases include hepatitis, typhoid affections, diarrhoea, and hormonal disruptions.
There are many organs and bodily functions that can be harmed, the consequences including:
- Respiratory diseases
- Cardiovascular damage
- Fatigue, headaches and anxiety
- Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat
- Damage to reproductive organs
- Harm to the liver, spleen and blood
- Nervous system damage.
- Brain damage
- Heart disease
- Skin disorders
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In our next class, we will be talking about Preventive Measures Against Environmental Pollution. We are very much eager to meet you there.
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