POLLUTION AND HUMAN HEALTHJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Authors : Seema Sharma;
Page : 1-3
Keywords : POLLUTION AND HUMAN HEALTH;
Over the last three decades there has been increasing global concern over the public health impacts attributed to environmental pollution, in particular, the global burden of disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about a quarter of the diseases facing mankind today occur due to prolonged exposure to environmental pollution. Recent reports have shown that approximately around 50,000 people dies daily due to water pollution only. The main reason behind this rapid increase in pollution is the Human greed of development and industrialization. Recent reports have shown that with this rapid rate of conservation of natural sources of energy, natural biomass sources would completely vanish from the earth in less than 20years. Clearly, Human Greed has taken over human need of development. In this blind race of industrialization, mankind has forgotten that how much it is affecting our environment and what drastic results would occur if we continue to disrespect the nature. With this rate of pollution, many severe issues such as Global Warming and depletion of ozone layer etc. In the 8 years that have passed, the political context of environment and health has evolved. As highlighted in EEA's The European Environment— state and outlook 2010 the policy focus is increasingly shifting from single environmental pollution issues towards systemic challenges regarding the maintenance of ecosystem resilience and the delivery of ecosystem services to human society.
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