Pollution resulting in health diseases

Environmental pollution is the major source of health risk throughout the world. Because of pollution; one third of deaths occur from stroke, lung cancer and heart diseases.

It has equivalent effect as that of smoking tobacco.

Higher pollution is an immediate cause of health problems such as –

  1. Cardiovascular and respiratory illness


  1. Damaged respiratory system cells


  1. Stress to heart and lungs while supplying oxygen to it


  1. Decrement of lung function and its capacity


  1. Major diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema which may result in cancer as well


  1. Pulmonary illness and heart diseases


  1. Unborn child can suffer from a weaker immune system or distorted lung disorder upon birth


  1. Impure water also results in lots of chronic diseases and impact the digestive system


  1. Loud noise results in noise pollution and can impact the ears and brain. It may result in major brain degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson’s diseases.


  1. Chemicals such as heavy metals lead, pesticides and hydrocarbons if mixed in water can cause hormonal and reproductive problems and can damage brain, liver, kidney.


  1. Diseases like a typhoid amoebiasis occur with polluted drinking water


  1. Marine life is also impacted as we can get rashes, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, encephalitis, stomach aches and vomiting.

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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