Collective act required to boost environment and reducing pollution for improved health – an overview


Market Desk (Nature & science): All unwanted waste should be released from air, land and water as it is an existential threat to human and planetary health. Pollution includes contamination of air, freshwater, ocean contamination by mercury, plastic, petroleum waste and poisoning of the land by lead, mercury, pesticides, chemicals, electronic and radioactive waste.

As humans, we are interconnected with our environment. The world affects our physical and mental health. This vital relationship between humans and surroundings is called environmental health.

Just as the food we eat impacts our mental and physical health, the earth does same too. Environmental health looks at various aspects including pollution, access to drinking water and infrastructure issues that impact people’s health.

The environmental health definition is relatively simple. Environmental health is a facet of public health that focuses on the relationship between humans and the environment.

Fresh air, clean water, shelter and stable climate are mandatory requirements for improved health. So, it is urges to understand the connection between the environment’s health and our own. By looking after the health and safety of our environment, we can ensure that our mental well-being and physical health remain intact.

More than 12mn people around the world die every year because they live and work in unhealthy environments.

Environmental pollutants can cause health problems like respiratory diseases, heart disease and even cancer. Also children and pregnant women are at higher risk of health problems related to pollution.

Each year, at 7th September, the world celebrates the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. It aims to raise awareness and facilitate actions to improve air quality. It is a global call to find new ways of doing things to reduce the amount of pollution and let us be ensured that everyone in everywhere can enjoy their right to live in improved health.

By Lisanur Rasul


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