The Effects Of Indoor Air Pollution On The Country Of Zambia

924 WordsDec 15, 20154 Pages
Pollution can be defined as the contamination of the air, water and soil that are harmful to living organisms, and can occur naturally or by human activities. The main types of outdoor pollutions are: Ozone, Particulate matter, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfate Dioxides, Lead. The health effects are risks associated with outdoor air pollution varies depending on age and previous health/medical issues. The most common health risks and or effects of outdoor air pollution are but not limited to: respiratory effects (cause breathing problems, trigger asthma, reduce lung function and cause lung diseases), cardiovascular effects, stroke and reproductive effects (pre-mature or abnormal birth in age bearing women) Developing country Zambia Zambia is a located in South Africa with an economy that is developing at a fast rate, but development and environment cannot be separated, in fact they are unavoidably linked. The main source of income for the Republic of Zambia is the mining industry. The country is very rich with two natural resources: copper and cobalt. Although exploring the natural resources have taken the country from poverty to an increased economy and job production it has also harmed the environment and the citizens of the country. Waste dumping played a big role in the environmental problems in Zambia. Environmental problems directly linked with mining operations in the Copperbelt (a region of Central Africa running through northern Zambia and the southern

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