What good is prosperity when evil pollution could damage people, animals, water and surroundings? We cannot stop pollution but we can reduce it. How can this be achieved? Pollution according to experts is the introduction of harmful substances that pollute the environment. It is a combination of conditions and all other external factors causes pollution. This includes the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population.
The dumping of waste products: oil spills, solid wastes, dangerous chemicals from domestic industrial and agricultural industry discarded into rivers, lakes and bays could cause pollution. It can causea river to die slowly and could devastate aquatic life. Sometimes, it can cause perennial flooding. The carbon dioxide produced by cars, cabs, automobiles and the tremendous development of domestic industrial factories also contribute pollution.
The bad smells from strewn materials found in backyards and in the surroundings are good places for the flies and the mosquitoes to live and stay. Are you safe when a mosquito bites you? Mosquitoes are the carriers of Malaria and Dengue. They can cause health damage and even death.
In Philippines some hospitals have reported that hundred of patients were infected by asthma and allergies. The air they breathed mainly caused these diseases. Health authorities in Philippines warmed the public to beware of Dengue fever. It is a flu-like viral illness spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito – a small black and white Aedes Aegyti mosquito. Some of Dengue symptoms are high fever, stomach pains and skin rashes.
Health authorities have adviced people to clean their surroundings regularly and to get rid of open containers as dengue mosquito breeds in stagnant water usually rainwater found in gutters, discarded tires, cans and open containers.
In a country where prosperity is promising caused by the development of the domestic industrial and agricultural industries, these very developments can cause pollution. It is true that pollution is always connected with prosperity. Shall we wait for pollution to damage us? We cannot stop pollution but we can reduce it.
- Through an environment sanitary program that defines the proper development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, the protection of health and the proper disposal of sewage and solid waste.
This tool should be regional with immediate action. Both governmental and non-governmental organizations should participate in creatingthe said program.
- The schools, colleges and universities should mobilize their students for the promotion of clean and safe surrounding in their respective schools and communities.
At home, the parents must teach their kids the proper way of using water, the proper way of consuming electricity. They should teach them the proper way re waste disposal including the proper cleaning of backyards and surroundings in order to have good and clean living.
- The traffic department should also share actively with the program. They should ban the pollution caused by cars and other vehicles and should disseminate the said law to all vehicle’s motorists.
The traffic police, who are assigned in their respective areas should watch those vehicles that produce polluting smoke and take action.
- Those in radio, TV and the press should also participate in the program, specially in propagating information to the people on how to keep away from the harmful pollution.
It is not too late to enjoy life away from pollution. We can reduce it, if we would help one another. The place would become a pleasant one in which to live. We can save the earth from pollution while enjoying prosperity!
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