Paragraph: Also, air pollutants in the form of particulate matter is harmful to our health. Short-term effects like irritation to the eyes, nose and throat and long-term health effects like lung cancer, heart disease are all possible results. The continual exposure to air pollution can affect the lungs of children and complicate medical conditions in the elderly. Even worse, it can cause the brain damage of growing kids or deaths.
“The most practical and the most feasible solution offered, and the one on which this paper will center, involves the schoolyard. The schoolyard habitat movement, which promotes the “greening” of school grounds, is quickly gaining international recognition and legitimacy.” This quote touches on the fact that currently our schools need to “greened” meaning nature needs to be implemented not on the sidelines of fields but rather right in the center for kids to explore. There are many studied showing how children’s connection with nature at a young age helps them have a strong connection with nature along with having better health and lesser chances of depression. There are many organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, Council for Environmental Education, American Forest Foundation, Britain-based Learning through Landscapes, Canadian-based Evergreen, and Swedish-based Skolans Uterum, that have all expresses interest in helping out with this cause. A theory that is very interesting that relates to this issue is a theory by Edward Wilson from Harvard. He had a theory that he named biophilia. Basically what this theory was about was that all people are simply drawn to nature by their very instinct. This quote has a lot of truth to it. Almost all
When exploring water and gardens, it is important to apply the EYLF to children’s learning and development. Outcome two, children are connected with and contribute to their world allows children to develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities, respond to diversity with respect, be aware of fairness, and show respect for the environment (DEEWR, 2009). By developing these outcomes children begin to broaden their understanding of the world they live in. This can be explored by providing children with opportunities to explore the environment through gardening or water play and promote positive responses
Pollution continues to pose an enormous threat to residents of urban cities worldwide. In the August 2008 Monthly Update, it is stated that approximately 800,000 deaths each year can be attributed to outdoor air pollution, making pollution the single most harmful environmental hazard to human health in urban areas (Kallman). The fact that pollution kills hundreds of thousands of people each year alone portrays just how dangerous living in these conditions can be. Kallman writes about a study which proves an increase in upper respiratory diseases, cardiovascular mortality, respiratory mortality, and low birth weights when exposed to air pollutants (August 2008: Monthly Update). These can be very serious diseases and complications which, when contracted, can lead to death or very serious illnesses. There
The author begins the article by discussing the death percentage related to air pollution and what causes the elevated levels of air pollution. Huth continues the article by pointing out that different areas have different problems related to air pollution. Finally, Huth draws attention to the fact that different countries have different solutions to the air pollution. Though this piece was written for the entire United States, the fact that air pollution can be deadly to humans is universally applicable. Though Huth is a reporter and not an environmental scientist, Huth does cite reports made by credible institutions. Though this article talks only about how air pollution is deadly and does not expand the idea to talk about other health complications, the fact that air pollution is dangerous to human health does support my claim that a reduction in air pollution will lead to a better quality of
Louis. When living in a hard up income area there is always a tightly packed space between older automobiles, busses, and trucks. This destroyed the ozone, which would bring about cardiovascular problems such as asthma attacks. In the article Gammon states that "In Southern California communities , exposure through air pollution and traffic emissions stunts children's lung growth ,according to USC research " This hints that if a child happens to live nearby or is nearby a polluted area he or she is unprotected and is exposed to having
Air pollution can contribute to a number of different types of diseases. “Poor air quality puts the most vulnerable among us, like children and seniors, at risk for asthma, strokes, and other illnesses” (Texas Clean Air Project, 2017). It is not realized how much air pollution can affect a person. People that already have health issues are more at risk than a healthier person. “The strongest evidence so far relates to a possible contribution of air pollution to the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease” (Costa, 2017). Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s brain as they lose their memory. This diseases is one that takes a person’s life away as they cannot remember sometimes even who they are.
"Heart: Air Pollution's Toll on the Young." New York Times, 1 Nov. 2016, p. D4(L). Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A468531005/SUIC?u=pioneer&xid=4ed4ebf0. Accessed 27 Apr.
In the article, "Life in San Joaquin Valley, the Place with the Worst Air Pollution in American" for The Guardian. Rory Carroll explains, "Pollution is blamed for high rates of cancer, asthma and hundreds of premature deaths each year." People aren't unaware of the surrounding like the places they live many people are unsure of pollution that happens in their daily life. Many people experience the symptoms that contribute to the air pollution but don't recall what was the cause. Air pollution isn't being hidden from people you can smell it in our daily lives here in the San Joaquin Valley some of the major smell are the chemicals and
The primary health issues that come with the impact of air pollution are asthma, cardiovascular illnesses and premature mortality. These health issues are due to pollution and the poor air quality such as ozone. Thus, human health becomes a concern and issue. The individuals who are usually more vulnerable to such illnesses are the children and elderly. For example, there’s approximately 162,438 children under the age of and 258,586 adults aged 65 years and older in Riverside county that are prone to environmental health illnesses (cdph). According to UCLA institute of the Environment and Sustainability,
The video speaks to public health starting with the prevalence of asthma in children—a chronic disease due to city pollution. Treating asthma is at one end of the public health continuum;
The Clean Air Act (CAA) has impacted every single person’s health in the United States—luckily for the good. Without the CAA, companies would have no restrictions on what they could or could not release into the air. If companies continued to do pollute the air without any concern, then there would be major impact on people’s health nationwide. For children, the risks of air pollution are much greater than adults. Children tend to spend more time outside which exposes them to more air pollution. Children also tend to breathe through their mouths, which allows air toxins to go directly to the lungs. If young children are exposed to major air pollution, they are prone to have undeveloped lungs and
Evidence suggests a role for particles and other traffic-related components in particular (Chiu et al, 2014). Exposure to environmental toxicants, such as air pollution starting in utero, couple potentially alter course of lung growth and affect both the structure and function of the respiratory system. Studies link prenatal air pollution exposure, including fine particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, with wheeze, respiratory tract infections, and reduced lung function in
Nature, one of earth’s greatest gift to humanity, is something that has been around us for centuries, even before any one of us existed. Its existence has become a necessity to our survival. In Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, Louv analyzes how a relationship with nature is beneficial to the health of us as individuals; both mentally and physically, especially within children. He interprets nature as a cure to heal the mind, body, and soul. Given the facts in Louv’s research, nature is a gift from earth that has proved to benefit individuals by the fact that it decreases the obesity rate in children, it reduces ADHD, and it increases our mental stability.
The study was done to women that lived in suburban areas and encountered vehicle fumes every day. While being exposed to moderate, steady amounts of CO during pregnancy, a positive correlation was made between exposure and children with cancer at an odds ratio of 5.6 while 83% of the births occurred in urban areas (Heck, 2013). A test was done in South Korea to determine how exposure to PM and NO2 affected the development skills of the children at 6, 12, and 24 months of age. More specifically it measured effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular, and pulmonary system. Air quality monitor stations measured the air pollution daily at where they lived and a neurodevelopment test was done to see how they were maturing. PM and NO2 had significant adverse effects on the children’s psychomotor developmental index and mental development index at 6 months of age (Kim, 2014). The cause of low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth are from the pollutants acting on the placenta functions and hormones. During the last trimester of pregnancy is when PM starts damaging the mitochondrial DNA. There was less measured mtDNA when the mother was exposed to PM late in pregnancy. Exposure during the first trimester leads to less DNA methylation. Another reason for these birth defects is the effect is has on blood transfer to the fetus. Preterm birth happens because particulate matter