CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT TO SAVE LIVES

Written by Frida Ngowi | Posted on  8 April, 2016.

I felt very sad witnessing beautiful twins laying on the hospital bed helplessly struggling for their life, breathing their last breath. The room was filled with movements, nurses running up and down, trying to save these angles life. Chlorella is the devil that was taking the life of these kids. I saw the mother crying bitterly and looking very confused about the situation. It was then when I realized how serious environmental pollution (including water pollution) can affect the society that bad.

About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution. One may ask, what is pollution? Well, pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the environment that cause harm or discomfort to humans or living organisms or that damages the environment. Such environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in population is major causes behind the rapid increase in human diseases which the World Health Organization has recently reported.

Nearly half of the world’s population is crowed into urban area, often without adequate sanitation and are more exposed to various epidemic diseases. Many people lack clean water in their areas leading to waterborne infections to account for about 80 percent of all infectious diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and others. Also increased water pollution creates breeding for malaria carrying mosquitoes killing 1.2 million to 2.7 million people a year. Thus, unsanitary living conditions account for more than 5 million deaths each year, of which more than half are children.

Therefore, it’s the duty of everyone in the society to be more conservative of environmental resources that support human life, by doing so we will reduce the rapid growth of diseases caused by these pollutions and hence deaths will also be reduced.