Nearly one half of the world 's population is affected by environmental poverty, however, only fourteen percent in the United States fall in line with poverty (Mark). The poor, Hispanics, and blacks suffer the most from pollution, health, and hazardous waste issues, unlike people from other races and social classes. Taking for granted good food, clean water, and other resources necessary to survive, wealthy citizens forget that others struggle. Some areas in America are deficient in these basic resources that are necessary to live. Driving through different communities, it is clear that certain areas lack proper health needs.
Without clean water, we cannot be able to be alive for long time. For instance, Michigan has contaminated drinking water and this causes a big impact on people’s health especially for their children such as blood poisoning, rashes and hair loss. Many people do not have access to clean water in many countries because our activities destroy these sources of water. Many of our resources are affected by pollution, and people are looking for other resources in the nature, so that
1. Introduction Income inequality has grown significantly during this past decades and this phenomenon continues to increase over the years. This problem is constantly discussed in the daily news all around the world. Several consequences of this increase of inequality between people leads to economic problems such as high unemployment rates, lack of work for young people, fall of demand for certain product. The gap between rich and poor is increasing, the rich are richer and the poor are poorer as a result politicians and economists try to adopt certain policies in order to reduce this gap.
In poor countries men own 90 percent of the land, which is a far greater gender disparity in wealth than found in high-income nations. Therefore, 70 percent of the 1.4 billion people living near absolute poverty are women. This confirms even in a working society that women are not getting treated and are rewarded less for their effort. In high- income countries such as Canada and Sweden, women don’t get equal recognition for the things they do. In low-income nations
In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the health problems associated with environmental factors. Therefore, numerous studies of how different factors affect population's health have significantly developed. In this essay the effects of air pollution and water pollution on public health will be discussed and some evidences will be provided to show how such pollution affects health. One of the most serious factors affecting public health is ecological factors. Ecological factors include exposure to organic chemical air pollutants, such as sand, fumes and pesticides.
Globally and historically, poverty has been the major determinant of child and adult health and even in rich nations such as the UK; it remains a major cause of ill health with huge public health consequences. Poverty is both a source and an aftereffect of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poverty creates ill-health by forcing people to live in bad environments that make them sick, without decent shelter, clean water or adequate sanitation. Poor health in turn traps communities in poverty.
Gambia has a high percentage of poverty, many of which are without sufficient housing and jobs. For people that have no access to housing, well consturcted disposing methods and sanitary systems, brings about a higher chance of the poor adding to environmental problems, rather than helping to sustain the environment. Are the poor victims or agents of environmental problems? Agents The poor affect the environment in a different way than usual. The environmental stress is caused by the lack of means that poor people have to buy food, housing and basic resources they need to survive.
Poverty never results from the lack of one thing but from many interlocking factors that cluster in poor people's experience and definitions of poverty (Narayan D. 1999) Numerous characteristics of a country's economy and society, as well as some external influences, create and perpetuate rural poverty(World Bank, 2001) but some causes are more prevalent than others. Having land for example, controlling it and using it are critical dimensions of rural livelihoods, and determine rural wealth and rural poverty. Land is fundamental to the lives of poor rural people. It is a source of food, shelter, income and social identity. Secure access to land reduces vulnerability to hunger and poverty (EU 2004, Cox et al 2003, El Ghonemy 1994).
Low income countries suffer from inadequate health facilities, and when they have hospitals or clinics, these hardly serve the poorest people. People living in low income countries also lack proper sanitation, drink polluted water and have a much greater risk of catching infectious diseases. They are more likely to suffer malnourishment, starvation and famine. These factors all contribute to physical weakness and poor health, making people in low income countries to exposed to illness and