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Effect of environment on health

Updated on December 10, 2015

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The health of a person is also affected by the environment in which he lives. This point will become more clear from the following examples. The most dangerous factors in the environment which affect the health of a person are air pollution and water pollution. Another factor is noise pollution. The smoke coming from chimneys of factories pollutes the air and affects our health. The exhaust fumes of the cars are also dangerous to our health. Polluted water containing sewage and industrial wastes also our health. Foul smelling and over – flowing sewage drains are breeding grounds for disease – causing gems which damage our health. Many people throw domestic garbage on the streets. This emits foul smell and spreads many diseases, which affect our health. Some people play loud – speakers, radios and stereos at full volume. This causes noise pollution and affects our health.

The health of a person is also affected by looking at the sickness and misery of the people living around him. For example- While passing from a slum area when we see the extremely bad living conditions of the people there, we feel bad and depressed. The scene of bare – footed, ill – fed and half – clad children roaming about in slums makes us feel sick. Thus, unclean surroundings, polluted air and water; noise and sickness and misery of the people around us, are some of the factors in our environment which affect (or damage) the health of a person. From this discussion we conclude that staying healthy depends on the person and environment. However, our fast growing population, crowded living condition and increasing domestic waste materials make it increasingly difficult to maintain a clean environment which is so much necessary for the healthy life of people.

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      madugundu krishna 2 years ago from Yemmiganur

      thanks for the comment

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Good topic. You can improve the article by breaking it into 3 or 4 capsules - one each for air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution. One capsule for a small introduction and one more for summary or conclusion with some more sentences. Images are good.