By Ebell Kwon
Pollution is an issue of concern in the modern world that we live in today. There are many types of pollution namely air, water and noise. Pollution in our environments will undoubtedly affect our quality life. Our naturally beautiful world is becoming ugly because it is suffering from the affects of environments pollution. Pollution can also cause various health problems and other negative effects.
Air pollution is caused by emission
of toxic gases from vehicles, factories, and open burning. Nowadays, there are more and more vehicles on the road as society gets more affluent. More and more people strive to help a better quality of life by having the convenience of driving to their destinations instead of taking public transportation. Automobiles provide transport to million people around the world to enable them to travel to their workplace, school and other places. Therefore, the air around us is getting polluted by the carbon dioxide that is emitted. Carbon monoxide is another type of gas which is harmful to the environment as it can cause the reduction of oxygen in the bloodstream.
The manufacturing of products in factorise to meet the growing demands of society is also causing air pollution. Factories release toxic gases to the environments. Some factorise also use coal to generate heat and energy. As a result, from the burning of coal, carbon monoxide is release into the environment.
Beside factories, many people are still practising open burning as a way of disposing their household waste. Although burning our household wastes is a convenient way of getting rid of our rubbish, it is harmful to the environment as it contributes to the worsening of the air quality. As a result, air pollution causes people to suffer from health problems such as chest pain and asthma. In extreme cases, people can contract lung cancer.
Water pollution is also a problem that we are currently facing. The marine life is the first to suffer from water pollution as they depend on the nutrients in the water to survive. As a result, we are robbed of beautiful sea corals and unique species of fishes. Besides ruining our marine heritage, the disappearance of marine life will affects the livelihood of fisherman, not to mention our source of food. Water pollution is caused by harmful wastes from industries, farms, and sewerage systems which are dumped into our sources of water such as rivers and lakes. This irresponsible act contaminates our drinking water can cause serious health problems and can even culminate in death.
Noise pollution is another form of pollution. Noise from heavy machinery and vehicles can cause hearing problem in extreme cases, deafness. As there are a growing number of vehicles on the road, we are exposed to nose pollution every day. The governments in advanced countries encouraged their citizen to take the public buses and train by providing and affordable and efficient transportation system. This effort discourages people from driving their private vehicles and consequently reduces the number of vehicles on the road.
We must work together to reduce pollution so that the future generations can live in a healthy, unpolluted environments.