The situation to Donora was extreme, but it reflected a trend. Air pollution had become a harsh consequence of industrial growth across the country and the world. One of these organizations named The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), supports that Air Pollution isn’t good for our world, and the CATF is trying to reduce Air Pollution happening. The CATF was organized by more than two dozen state and local national and public organizations. The CATF says, “In 2005, they cut 60% cuts in health and environmental pollutants from all these plants.” (CATF- “About
Joseph Walker 2/10/12 Intro to Security The Station Nightclub Fire There were many issues regarding this nightclub that caused this horrible fire that claimed the lives of 100 people. There were a couple threats involved that made this fire so bad. The main threat that happened was the pyrotechnics failed and ignited a flame on the stage. One of the bad design flaws of this building was that they used a highly flammable insulation. This insulation is known as polyurethane foam insulation.
Each of these compounds is known to be poisonous, cancerous, or cause birth defects. The EPA fears that the drinking water will compromised due to runoff of the surface water discharge. Additionally, contamination of underground sources of drinking water and inadequate treatment of the waste water are possible. The threat of contaminated water supplies can cause a fearful population, largely due to the propaganda spread by anti-fracking initiatives. Although there are potential economical disadvantages to fracking, there are also enormous positives.
“residents exhibited a ‘disturbingly high rate of miscarriages ... Love Canal can now be added to a growing list of environmental disasters involving toxics, ranging from industrial workers stricken by nervous disorders and cancers to the discovery of toxic materials in the milk of nursing mothers.’ (Love Canal). All of the people deserved a very safe environment to live in, but there were much too many toxic chemicals that were once underground. As you can see Love Canal’s land doesn’t look like a very safe place to start a community. If you think
The Chernobyl accident that took place in 1986 is worst ever nuclear disaster faced by mankind. The accident that took place on April, 1986 is the result of a flawed reactor design and incompetent personals that were not properly trained. As a result of the accident, extremely harmful and toxic radioactive elements were released into the environment, the fallout of which is felt even to this day. The accident had tremendous health, economic, social and environmental consequences and it severely affected the lives of a huge section of population in the countries of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The main radioactive elements that cause maximum damage to the affected population were iodine-131 and caesium-137.
The situation has now reached crisis stage as the pollution has caused many diseases and has accounted for more than 500 000 deaths last year. According to an article in the New York Times dated August 26, 2007 it is stated that China has the worst air quality in the world and it will continue to get worse unless drastic changes are made and soon. Public health in China is reeling and pollution has made cancer of the lungs China’s major cause of death. China is usually wrapped in toxic, gray shroud and only 1% of the country’s 560 million city dwellers breathe safe air. Many miscarriages and hundreds and thousands of deaths have also been
The main polluter in the world is nowadays the industry. Among other detrimental things, industries use lots of fossil fuels as oil, gas and coal which are the main sources of pollution. The industry has been the one who pollutes the most. There are many industries around the world that using the fossil fuels are making too much smoke that pollutes the environment because of the emission of gases and harmful substances on the air. Those gases can spread locally or at big distances contaminating big areas.
Cigarette smoking should be banned because they are harmful to the smokers’ health, they’re harmful to nonsmokers’ health, as well as, being harmful to our environment; however, banning the use cigarettes could be very detrimental for our economy. There are 1.1 billion cigarette users throughout the world right now (Martin). There is not a safe form of cigarettes products for anyone to use. They cause about 5 million deaths per year all over the world and of that 5 million, 480,000 are in the United States alone (“Fast”). Cigarette causing diseases are one of the top most preventable types of diseases there is in the world.
Unfortunately, humans are the most polluting species on the planet. Pollution occurs at different levels and it doesn't just impact our planet; it impacts all species, including mankind, who dwell on it. We pollute water with chemicals and waste products from factories.Water pollution has led to a decrease in the number of various aquatic animals. Several aquatic life forms are on the verge of extinction. Vehicles, trains and planes emit toxic gases, creating air pollution.
Amber Drob 9/5/12 Informative Essay Why would you quit smoking? Tobacco smoke is harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. There is more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and myeloid leukemia.