Millions of people die every year from pollution. It is also known as the silent killer. This can cause many health problems such as respiratory problems and cancer. It is the leading cause of death for children in third-world countries, according to statistics. These children are often sickened by diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia which can lead to death. We will be shedding light on how important clean air is for future generations. Continue reading to learn more.
Today, over 300 million children live in cities where the levels of air pollution are extremely high. A further two billion children live in areas where pollution levels are higher than the World Health Organisation’s maximum limit.
These are just a few of the global statistics. We can however assume that 70% children in developing countries live in poor air quality, particularly in cities. You may be wrong to believe that only children are affected by air pollution.
Doctors believe that pollution is responsible in large numbers of fatal diseases such as cancer. It can also have a negative effect on your children’s brain development. PM2.5 is one of the most harmful particles found in polluted air. Experts believe that this pollutant can cause brain damage in children.
The situation appears to be worsening. Most Asian countries are currently suffering from the worst form of air pollution. In India, pollution levels have been so severe that schools have been shut down in recent years. Doctors have advised parents to relocate to rural areas with their children.
Many residents also wear face masks to protect themselves from the harmful effects of smoke and other air pollutants. Governments are trying to address the long-term effects of pollution on human health.
They should first allocate more money for evidence generation. They should also collect and generate more data about the air quality and health of individuals. These facts and figures must be made available to the public via the media.
In order to reduce pollution, governments in developing countries must also develop policies. To reduce pollution levels in cities and states, governments must have policies that are strict. For violating laws relating to pollution, you should face heavy penalties.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to ensure that the future generations have clean air.
It’s our responsibility, as a society, to ensure a clean environment for future generations. We all have a responsibility to reduce environmental pollution and let others breathe clean air.