What We Breathe
What we breathe might be killing us, when it comes to atmosphere, generally what people think is that c02 emission is the only threat. but there any many other gases, chemicals that doesn’t escape the atmosphere they just blend into much other material of use in our daily life. It is science & chemistry and not just some random warning or public service message. Even the construction material can create poisonous gases and have other implications.
The Debate & Commonly Discussed
While they debate climate change and clean air, the earth’s inhabitants are destroying the world they live in. Unlike Native Americans who considered the impact of every decision on the next seven generations, the U.S. government shows little concern for the environment.
Americans have achieved amazing feats in the past 500 years, but that progress has exhausted natural resources, destroyed natural habitats, created global warming, and depleted energy supplies. Little is being left behind for coming generations, trash litters beaches and countrysides, and many species if not all, risk eventual extinction.
Ten Simple Steps to Save the Environment and End Pollution
Much of the pollution, damage to the environment, and waste result from decisions made by big business or politics. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but individuals can do small things like these that make a difference:
- Use recyclable shopping bags
- Recycle or safely dispose of trash
- Ask for paper receipts and use email Use biodegradable products
- Use biodegradable products
- Carpool, use public transportation or drive hybrids
- Winterize homes
- Cut back on electricity
- Consume less and live simply
- Vote for politicians who want to end pollution
The Greenhouse Effect and the Environment
Carbon, a natural component in materials around the earth, including soil, water, plants, and people, is released into the atmosphere when fossil fuels, such as gas, coal, and oil, are burned or when trees are cut down.
Today, the earth’s atmosphere contains over 40 percent more carbon dioxide than it did before the industrial revolution. Because CO2 disturbs the earth’s atmospheric balance, CO2 causes the climate to change. As the earth gets warmer, disasters involving the weather become more severe and frequent.
What’s Not Discussed
An article published by the United Nations University says most of the CO2 from one ton of fossil fuel will be absorbed by the world’s oceans and natural habitats within a few hundred years, but 25 percent will still affect the environment 1,000 years later. According to one scientist, that’s longer than nuclear waste, Stonehenge or time capsules will endure.
Asbestos, Mismanaged Trash, and Other Hazards
Toxic waste not only leads to pollution, but it also causes illnesses like lung damage, chronic bronchitis, and cancer. Medical waste, pesticides, heavy metals, and cigarette smoke pose a risk to all exposed. When there is no plan to recycle trash, it ends up in the earth, rivers, and oceans. Exposure to other kinds of waste, such as radon, asbestos, and formaldehyde, silently take a toll on human life.
What is Asbestos
Radon, an odorless gas that escapes from the earth’s crust into buildings, contains carcinogens that damage the lungs and cause cancer. Formaldehyde, found in everything from children’s vaccines to pressed wood, affects the nervous system and causes respiratory problems and Loun Gehrig’s disease. Asbestos, a fire-resistant material used in building materials, insulation and vehicle parts, enters the lungs when it is disturbed.
Exposure causes pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lungs. There is no cure, and it is hard to diagnose because it takes 20 to 50 years for asbestos-related symptoms to appear.
What looks okay might not be okay what’s not discussed or talked about is definitely getting ingonred. The height form of Ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. Know your right tour environmental rights, know your atmosphere indoors & outdoors keep track of your activities they may be causing harm for others but yourself first. You cannot ignore scientific facts or silent killers like “Asbestios” which may be in your surrounding atmosphere.
Pollution and other hazards to the environment pose an even greater threat when people ignore evidence that materials are hazardous and fail to recycle or dispose of them safely. Citizens can demand action from elected officials, and they can make changes in their own communities. No action to save the earth, whether to recycle trash, test for asbestos or avoid toxic waste, is too small to make a difference.