Anonymous asked 2 years ago

What are the effects of environmental pollution on human health?

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Ramal Lakshan Staff answered 2 years ago

Environmental pollution has a cumulative effect on the health of not just humans, but every living being.
Pollution mainly is categorized as air, water, noise and land pollution.
Air pollution due to various emissions can cause breathing in of toxic pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, etc. These pollutants have varied impacts. Breathing ailments are common, nausea, headache, dizziness or skin irritations are also observed.
Water is polluted by chemicals used in industries, pharmacies and also domestically. Sewage from residential/commercial places and effluents from industries are a major cause of water pollution. Also emissions from industry cause acid rain. Ingesting polluted water can cause gastrointestinal ailments, nausea, diarrhea. Continuously consuming polluted water with lead, arsenic can make individuals prone to cancer. Recently increasing pollution has also caused mass killing of a number of fishes.
Noise pollution by automobiles, industries, machines, etc. can reduce hearing capability. In extreme cases, it may cause permanent hearing loss.
Land pollution may impact human health mainly by consumption of food grown in the polluted area.