Moreover, the families are not able to afford medical care to support the sick and dying child. Nicotine poisoning affects many child laborers around the world, including Jimena. She is a 14-year-old child laborer working in Guatemala. She claims the Nicotine poisoning drastically makes her extremely ill. “Sometime last year, they [were] spraying beside us while we were working in tobacco fields and that’s when I got sick”(2014). Poor children are continuously suffering from the terrible poison they cannot escape from.
For instance people in a country controlled by genocide are scared to take action because they think they would be targeted. Before the genocide, there were 7 million people in Rwanda divided into three different ethnical groups. The three groups are the Hutus, Tutsis, and Twas. After the genocide the population decreased to 1.4 million people. As stated in Outreach programme Rwanda genocide and the United Nation, “Thousands died of waterborne disease and they continued to target civilian populations which caused deaths, injury and harm.” This shows that many people in Rwanda died from diseases and some died from being targeted during the genocide.
First of all, the great range of diseases made it almost impossible to stay healthy. “The diseases ranged from the measles, smallpox, mountain fever, and cholera, the biggest problem, leaving people dead in 2 hours” (Trinklein). This quote shows how there were many diseases, multiplying the travelers’ chances of death. Another piece of evidence that shows how life on the Oregon Trail was hard is the medical knowledge at the time. “Most people who died during the trip west became ill from disease which there was no cure at the time” (Underwood).
Environmental degradation is of many types. When natural habitats are destroyed or natural resources are depleted, the environment is degraded. Efforts to counteract this problem include environmental protection and environmental resources management. ”we never know the worth of water till we well is dry” Introduction
In the US alone, the Office of Response and Restoration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) responds to over a hundred oil spills each year (NOAA). While spills happen on both land and water, ocean spills are much more difficult to contain and recover from. They happen easily, almost too easily, either caused by carelessness, accidents, or natural disasters, and their negative environmental impacts could take decades to recover from. It seems like as long as humans are still depending on oil, spills will continue to wreck havoc on marine life. Oil harms marine animals both physically and chemically.
Everyday the mine workers went to work knowing that they or one of their co-workers might die. The mine workers could die from many different causes, such as, explosions and roof collapses. The text states “on the average, nearly one mine worker was killed each day from a roof fall, an explosion, or other accident.”(page 92 ) Spraggers had a very dangerous job, they had to jab wooden sprags into the wheel, to the slow the cars down. The text states “Spraggers lost fingers, hands or legs in accidents.”(page 94 ) This shows very unsafe work environment, resulting in a death per day. The explosions were caused from poor ventilation and the hot air under ground created pressure, which caused a methane gas explosion.
The plague impacted parts of Asia today and people are being killed by the disease. In Surat 100 people died from the plague and that affected tons of people(“Plague 1”). In India 4000,000 people fled which means left their homes and go somewhere saver(“Plague Occurs”).The plague was stressful and still is now. There were tons of issues from having the plague and having the causes it also impacted several of people in different