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Pollution and the Big Business

By Edited Dec 5, 2013 0 0

Problems of pollution from big business companies or industries, especially in large cities need be reduced or eliminated to check their various harm on living organisms and humans. Pollution is the contamination of the environment, making it unfit, by destroying its purity. Pollution affects all living creatures, by causing sickness, diseases, and damage to tissues. Pollution usually occurs in the air, water, and soil.

Pollution can be caused by the production of materials in industrial processes, which are being deposited into streams, and rivers, or being released into the air. Pollution is also caused by chemical pesticides, production of radio-active materials, which are also released into soil, water, river, and air. Pollution can also occur through overheating of river water by industrial effluents, and accumulation of waste materials.

Pollutants are substances that pollute the air and water. Many factories today pollute the air, rivers, and other water sources, with toxic waste which are harmful to our health. When these toxic wastes from local factories are deposited on our soils, water, and environment, pollution occurs. These factories make a lot of money for themselves.

One may thing that his home is safe from environmental pollution, but pollution indoors is what we encounter every day. Indoor pollution constitutes our largest exposure to toxins. Chloroform, benzene, and formaldehyde, are some of the problematic fumes being encountered indoors. They emanate from paints, building materials, etc., making our homes airtight with such pollutant like formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is linked with headache, eye irritation, asthma, and depression.

The most serious form of pollution is that caused by burning of coals, oils, and gas, which may contain sulphur and phosphorus. The health of humans is in danger due to pollutants being blown into the atmosphere; bring about diseases like lung cancer, and worsening conditions like bronchitis, asthma, and hay fever.

Air pollution is finally deposited to soils, rivers, and streams. Waste from big factories, such as sulphides, detergents, sulphides, radio-active, oil films, mercury, and lead, are dangerous to health. Also, pesticides, weed killers, and nitrates pollute the land and eventually, the water. Fishes in water become poisoned, plants, and other living organisms are equally affected.

There must be a concerted effort by the government and individual towards putting a check on the rate at which big industries discharge their waste into the air, soil, and water. This should be so in order to reduce or eliminate most health hazards caused by pollutants from big factories.

Those industries involved in discharging their waste should also make researches on how to reduce their level of pollution or how best to best to discharge their waste without causing harm to human and animal health.

Pollution should not be looked at negatively, because humans are born to live with waste, but the only difference is that we are to separate from waste and pollution. This would enable us to stay free from all the hazards that waste and pollution can cause.

It should also be noted that pollution should be welcomed positively, because it should bee seen as a means of making money or income. The big industries should not be pursued with a weep, but with an idea to make money from them. Therefore pollution is actually a big business.

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