The industrial revolution brought child labor, where kids had to work for long hours without being paid enough and put themselves in danger. It also brought horrible work conditions for miners and factory workers that were put in danger because of flooding and explosions. Finally, it brought pollution, which brought diseases like typhoid and
“Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 41,000 deaths per year. It can cause or make worse a wide range of damaging health effects in children and adults, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.” (American Lung Association, pg.1) What is secondhand smoke? Well, to begin with, it contains hundreds of chemicals known to be toxic, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide.
Residents of East Asia experience the influence of their environment, both physically and socially. Air pollution in East Asia has raised many concerns in its severity throughout the world. Cities such as Taiwan are accredited to having the some of the dirtiest air quality on earth due to the island 's extreme population density (Pulsipher & Pulsipher 2012, p. 340). In order to meet the energy consumption demands coal burning as well as the production of coal has ranked China in accounting for 40% of all the coal burned on the planet. (Pulsipher & Pulsipher 2012, p. 340).
In addition, supplementing it with other forms of smoking will be a threat since one cannot avoid the dangers attached to tobacco products. Some of them contain higher levels of toxins- tar, nicotine, and carcinogens- that are harmful. The American lung association has reported that tobacco products, cigarette, in particular, has approximately over 500 ingredients which produce over 4000 chemicals once burned (Kowitt et al., 2017). Arguably, the majority of these chemicals are a threat to human health, and approximately 70% of them are prone to cancer. Moreover, cigarette chemicals reduce smoker’s lifespan and costs money for unnecessary
“Approximately 100 million deaths were caused by tobacco use in the 20th century” (Hayashi, 2012, p.1). This is surely a sad and unfortunate fact that shows the severe effects of smoking which gradually lead to losing one’s life. Unfortunately, many people made, and are still making the mistake of ‘trying’ the magical ‘cigarette’; the result, however, is disastrous in most cases. Their first trial leads to another then suddenly, before they even know it, they become addicted. There are lots of cons associated with the act of smoking, as this worldwide issue has many effects on health, behavior, relationships and financial status.
It damages just about every part of it. The long-term effects of smoking cigarettes are destructive to all the systems in your body, but the “respiratory system experiences the most devastating damage from long-term smoking” (Paradowski). It doesn’t just damage the inside of a smoker’s body either, Paradowski states that “smoking [cigarettes] often results in bad breath, stained teeth, discolored fingers, and an unhealthy complexion.” (Paradowski). Basically, Paradowski is saying that smoking also negatively effects your breath and appearance over a long period of time.
The smoking of tobacco products, particularly cigarettes, has proven to be one of the most pervasive and unambiguously harmful habits humans have developed in the last centuries, shortening countless lives and costing individuals and the public dearly in healthcare costs. While research on the effects of nicotine, tar and other carcinogens inhaled and absorbed from the smoking of tobacco are still ongoing, the detrimental health effects for both the smoker and those exposed to second-hand smoke is now well-established, well-publicized and generally accepted. As evidence of the harmful effects of smoking mounts and the stigma of smoking increases, cigarettes have been made more expensive through heavy taxation, less appealing with many countries adopting packaging laws, and harder to smoke in public places as the list of restrictions grows. All of these effects have led smokers to seek out alternatives designed to act as replacements or transitional aides to help
According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), “almost 25 million people just in the United States suffer from breathing illnesses like Asthma” (NRDC). Talking economically, the air pollution causes a lot of sicknesses as I mentioned before, and those sicknesses lead directly to many absences in work or school and obviously that affect the economy of any given system. Air pollution decreases the agriculture productivity since the water and the soil are polluted. The global warming is a concrete evidence that shows how our environment is getting damaged, global warming occurred due to all the causes that I stated before, the global warming means that our earth is losing its normal temperature, thing that created and may create in the future some terrible problems, for example, we all know the ozone hole that appeared last century, this hole that permits to the deadly ultraviolet radiations to enter to our
Causing problems to our planet, methane gas pollution is one of the most commonly known issues of our world today. They 're in the same category as the other greenhouse gases which cause our atmosphere to degrade forming many new problems. Right now our pollution levels are too high and if we don 't do something about it now it might be too late in the
In order to solve this problem, the production and sale of cigarettes should be forbidden. This is because cigarette cause many effect than people think. It affect not only health but also society, environment and economic. First, cigarettes affect health of smoker and people around him. Many people think that smoke cigarette is a sign of coolness but in fact it is damages of smoker’s body because there are many dangerous disease germs in tobacco.
The NAACP 's press release talks about the research report Coal Blooded, and how coal plants are being placed nearby low income and colored communities. This is causing an overwhelming amount of pollution in these communities, which in turn is hurting people 's health. The average income of people living in these areas is $18,400 and also 39% of these Americans are colored. Coal Blooded even talks about a plan to help change from high polluted energy sources for more eco-friendly sources. The closing of two power plants in Chicago helps support this plan.
Ryan, you make a good point mentioning that fracking towns set up to mine the gas increase crime, illness, and stress on rural communities. This affects every country with fracking towns, regardless if it is a developing country or not. Stress is an important aspect related to health, and stress increase in the entire population of a fracking town will also increase the illnesses of these people. These illnesses can make the fracking workers decrease on their work efficiency, that can lead to very important mistakes that could harm other or result in mistakes that can contaminate the environment around the fracking towns. I know I sound very pessimistic, but under constant (even permanent) stress (plus illness) people tend to work less efficiently
(Jeff Goddell, 2006). Mining kills even those uninvolved in the production of it. There are a vast amount of environmental sanctions and safety standards in mines, yet most do not follow them correctly. Companies must pay for all of this, yet they want to be able to make profit.
Louis were predominantly black people live suffer from lack of jobs which then makes people rob and steal for what they need to survive. There is a list of problems that can be named about East St. Louis but one main problem is there air pollution from these chemical plants. As kozol writes in Savages Inequality “The city, which by night and day is clouded by the fumes that pour from vents and smokestacks at the Pfizer and Monsanto chemical plants, has one of the highest rates of child asthma in America”(9-10). The tremendous effect that these chemical plants have on people is horrible and life threatening. Another problem at East St Louis has is there sewer problem which is flowing from collapsed pipes and dysfunctional stations, has also flooded basements all over the city.
At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous. These cancerous chemicals in cigarettes are equally as dangerous as drugs forbidden by law. Cigarettes should be illegalized globally to extend the life expectancy of inhabitants across the world, provide