Environmental Issues on Global Health

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In the second column, describe in complete sentences how the issue affects global health.

Environmental issue How does the issue affect global health?
Overpopulation As more humans inhabit the earth, more waste will be created. The planet earth is facing the pressure to accommodate the increasing amount of waste, much of which is non-biodegradable. Some of the waste is directly harmful to living organisms including humans. Overpopulation has caused a higher demand for water, land, trees, and fossil fuels. The number of people living on the planet is growing at a very fast pace, and resources are not expanding. Overpopulation has made it impossible for humans to live on the planet without depleting its resources and degrading the environment. Human food supply will decrease as the population increases. Eventually, there will be a shortage of fish to eat. The changes in the ecosystem are causing the extinction of many species. The increased demands for building homes, factories, and roads are causing the farmlands used for crops to diminish (Donatelle, 2010).
Air Pollution Air pollution comes from many sources such as, automobile exhaust, power plants, air spray, cigarette smoke, chemical solvents, etc. and is causing many health issues. Indoor air pollution can be more hazardous than outdoor air…
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