Indian government started Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in order to encourage people to participate in green energy practices. The main motto behind starting this Abhiyan is to spread awareness among people about the importance of environment and to unite the people from all parts of the country to do a noble act.
Recently, Suresh Prabhu said, “I think several issues will get addressed by Swachh Bharat Abhiyan…Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has the potential to bring a big change in India”. Well, this statement conveys the impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and suggests that Swachh Bharat can bring change in India.
In India, due to massive industrial revolution, a lot of waste is producing day by day. As every coin has two sides, the impact of this industrial revolution is negative as well as positive. But here we are considering a negative effect only. Only some of the people know the effects of the waste and environment pollution. If everyone knows these effects then, every individual will give his/her level best to save the environment and create a healthy atmosphere around us.
So, in this article, we are going to discuss the hazardous effects of pollution on human life and the environment. Let’s have a brief glance at such effects.
Following are the different types of health issues that are the result of growing waste and environment pollution:
1) Air Pollution :
The major thing that is mostly affecting vigorously to human life is nothing but air pollution. The industries are releasing toxic gases in the open environment and the wastewater in natural water resources. This results in the inflammation of the throat, nose, and eye. Also, in India, it has observed that air pollution has caused thousands of deaths per year. Some of you may have noticed that those who are living in the cities most of them are suffering from Asthma. If this air pollution is not stopped then, the human beings are going to finish 100 years down the line. The health of the children is in danger. As they are not getting proper healthy environment, their immunity is decreasing day by day. So, as soon as a new disease became viral they get affected first. Problems of respiratory infections and other allergies are affecting the people enormously.
2) Waste Material :
Human health is also in danger due to increasing waste material. A lot of solid waste is generated from restaurants, hospitals, and offices. It has become difficult for the government to manage the recycling and reusing such huge waste materials. The overloaded dustbins are affecting more people who are living near them. You may be seen that the garbage box that has placed by the government in your area is always full and very dirty. Such an overloaded garbage box emits a smell. Also, it gives rise to many mosquito diseases like dengue, Malaria, etc. Local people are already suffering from such huge waste and they are the victim of such diseases. Not only humans but also animals are also get affected due to this. It is the duty of every Indian to keep clean not only his house but also his surrounding atmosphere. In China, more than 1.2 million people died due to air pollution in 2010.
3) Waste Water :
As industries are throwing the wastewater into water bodies the marine life is also in danger. Those who are in fish business are in a loss as they are not finding many fishes in the seas. A recent study has suggested that if plastic remains in the seas up to 2050 then, after 2050 human being will not able to see a single fish in the environment. These statistics are really threatening and conveying us the danger of increasing pollution. In just a single day, more than 14,000 people in the world are dying just due to consumption of the polluted water. It is reported that in 2013, more than 10 million were suffered from the waterborne disease in only India. In China, almost 500 million people are not getting the proper and safe water for the drinking purposes.
4) Acid Rain :
The environmental pollution is also affecting plants. Acid rain is caused by the air pollution and if it occurs then, trees will be of no use. Trees play an important life in the human life cycle. We get wood, fruits from them. The increasing environmental pollution is also resulting in the decrease in the number of trees.
5) Ozone Layer :
Have you ever heard about the ozone layer? Ozone layer prevents human beings from direct contact of harmful ultraviolet rays. The increasing pollution is causing the reduction in this ozone layer. If the human body comes in direct contact with these ultraviolet radiations from the sun, it is causing skin cancers. Also, the animal life is in danger. It has become a crucial thing to protect this ozone layer from disappearing.
The temperature of the earth is also increasing daily at an exponential rate. The increasing temperature results in the melting of the glaciers. If we do not take proper precaution, all the glaciers will melt.
6) Global Warming :
The environmental pollution is also giving rise to global warming. The global warming is generating more carbon dioxide than required. The presence of the unnecessary carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases the acidity of the sea waters making water harmful. In this way, environmental pollution is not affecting only human beings but it is destroying an entire ecosystem which is present on the earth.
As per the report of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health which was released in 2007, it was stated that more than 9 million people die annually due to environmental pollution. This number is triple the deaths caused by the AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.
In this article, we came to know the effects of polluted environment and waste on the human life. It will be great if you share this article with your friends. If you share this information then, they will also become aware of why to keep out environment clean and need. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to share this article and participate in such a noble act.