The Pollution Paradox By Bregman Lenormand

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The book titled the Pollution Paradox, by Bregman Lenormand, is all about the effects of pollution. Bregman first starts his book off by stating who the real villains are in the crime of pollution. Suspects of the crime are the chemical industries, cities, and even the cherished automobiles. However, these are only contributors to the problem of pollution. In fact, the true villain in the crime of pollution is us; people. Every person shares a little responsibility of our generation’s pollution. However, another culprit to the crime is nature. According to Bregman, “even nature, with its virtues and beauty, injects undesirable and harmful ingredients into the atmosphere.”[1] Example of nature’s contribution includes, dust, silt, volcanic gas …show more content…
An article by Alina Bradford agrees with what Bregman says. Bradford references the amount of trash American make. This agrees with what Bregman says because Bregman states that people are the villains of pollution. According to Bradford “Americans produce about 250 million ton of garbage, four point 3 pounds of that waste comes from per person.”[5] Once again Americans are seen as the villains. Even though Bradford agrees with Bregman, she also disagrees to some extent. People are not the only ones causing pollution. “Pollution can be things as simple as light, sound, and temperature changes when introduced into an environment. When researching more about pollution, I discovered that Bregman did not cover that pollution has two different sources of occurrence; called point and non-point. Like Bregman, Rinkesh agrees that if people do not start taking care of the environment it is going to be unsuitable to live. Pollution has a huge effect on human health. According to Rinkesh “babies are born with birth defects, children have lost 30 to 40 IQ points and life expectancy may be as low as 45 years because or cancers and other diseases caused by unhealthy pollutant living.”[6] Bregman ends his book by asking readers the question of what they are going to do next. I think it would have been more effective to question solutions of pollution. By

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