A Report On The Current State Of Our Environment Essay

841 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
On March 16th the World Health Organization published a news release of a report on how the current state of our environment is effecting our health. The opening paragraph is pretty much all you really need to know about just how toxic we humans have made our planet:

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.

The report goes on to say that air pollution specifically contributes to 8.2 million of the 12.6 million total by causing noncommunicable diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, cancers and chronic respiratory disease. This article is not going to go into the specifics about how air and other environmental toxins damage the body enough to see stats like these. Although, for those interested Dr. Mercola wrote an article last week that looked more into this aspect.

However, what I do want to talk about is the steps the world governments will almost certainly take to "fix" this monumental problem -- taxation. Not to say that taxation is the only thing they are going to use to try to fix the air pollution problem, the news release did briefly map out some good ideas to help reduce the indoor air pollution in underdeveloped countries. Although, they…

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