Effects of Industrialization
It is true that the establishment of industries all over the world have contributed greatly to the development of the world, but on the contrary, industrialization has caused a lot of harm. In the part of Nigeria called Niger Delta Area for example, the effect of industrialization in the extraction of crude oil has made farmlands in the location useless. Oil spills have the lands of this part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria damaged. The harm that industrialization has caused to man is what made technophobes to strongly believe that they still win in the argument between them and the technophiles. The adverse effects of industrialization are witnessed in agriculture, air, land, water pollution, and human health, just to mention but a few. Industrialization is an enemy of many in disguise.
Industrialization refers to the development of machine production of goods and new energy resources. Industrialization had many positive and negative effects on the citizens of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries - sites.google.com
The Effects of Industrialization on Agriculture
The waste from industries affects agricultural products and practice in a very big way. The sewage from industries is detrimental to micro-organisms that act on manure. When the manure is applied on crops, the crops yield good output. But because the organisms are being killed by industrial chemicals, the output of agriculture becomes poor.
Also, grown crops are being affected by industrial wastes through their roots. Because of this harm, the crops start decaying which in return leads to poor yield during harvesting period. Farmers have in many occasions lost a lot of money in their agricultural practice as a result of industrialization.
Industrialization and Land Pollution
Industrialization has also affected the land we are living on today. In some streets, it is certain that industrial wastes litter everywhere and make the environment look untidy. Because of this effect, the government has empowered citizens to go into recycling process but the truth is that not all industrial products are recyclable. This to some extent has caused disorderliness in the universe we are living in today. The level of pollution caused by industrialization has made man to sometimes feel sad.
Effects of Industrialization on Human Health
Both human health and the health standard of other beings have been adversely affected by industrialization. During industrial productions, there is evolution of some harmful gases. These gases tend to affect the state of human health.
During industrial productions, Carbon (II) Oxide is being released into the atmosphere. This gas when inhaled by human reacts with haemoglobin and forms Carbon (IV) Oxide. The CO2 is detrimental to the internal part of human being (the lungs) and stops respiration. The next is the death of the affected victim because he can no longer breathe. In homes, people are advised to place their electrical generators far from their rooms because of harm of this nature.
Effects of Industrialization on Aquatic Lives
In the past, people eat and enjoy aquatic animals without any fear of any kind. Today, people are very careful before they eat any aquatic animal because of what industrialization has caused to human race. Some chemicals from industries are absorbed into the body of aquatic animals which in return can cause health challenge to man when consumed.
Fishes and some other animals that live in water cannot withstand the heaviness of some chemicals when they take them or come in contact with them. Because of this, the sewage from industries is poison to aquatic animals and causes their death. There is high depression on the amount of aquatic animals that are still in existence all because of industrialization.
Effects of Industrialization on Climatic Condition
Industrialization has altered the climatic condition of the earth. There is rise in green-house effect on daily basis. The release of carbon (IV) Oxide and other gases on the earth causes global warming. On a sunny day, people feel as if they are in hell and run around to see if they could find a better shelter. Those whose houses are roofed also join in the race for a better shelter because the rooms are usually heated up.
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is among the industrial gases that causes ozone layer depletion. According to scientific research, these gases react with the ozone layer to cause holes on it. As a result of this, there is more heat from the sun because the layer does not properly shield it any longer. For some years now, the use of technological products that function using CFC has been banned in many parts of the world.
Industrialization and Air Pollution
The evolution of industrial gases has caused air pollution to the entire world. The oxygen that man breathes in for sustenance of life has greatly been polluted by industrial gases. Among the gases is sulphur. Sulphur is known to be one of the major gases that are being accumulated on the atmosphere during industrial manufacturing processes. The gas forms harmful compound when it reacts with water. During raining period, the sulphur reacts with rainwater and then falls down to the earth. Because water of this kind has been polluted, it becomes harmful to the body when being taken.
Doctors and medical specialists have advised that it is better to treat water properly before drinking. They also advice that all should be careful with the kind of water we make use of either for cooking, taking of bath, washing and so on. All the advice or the precautions is because of what industrialization has caused to human race.
This is another bad side of industrialization in the twenty-first century. Industrialization has caused in trooping of people into various cities. This makes life to be a little bit complicated because of small space available.
The United States of America, for instance, has some cities. Among the cities is New York with a population of 8,175,133, Los Angeles; California with a population of 3,792,621, Chicago; Illinois with a population of 2,695,598, and Houston; Texas with a population of 2,099,451. One of the major factors for the overcrowding in these cities is because of the level of industrialization.
People move from the rural areas where they were residing in the more industrialized area. This is because life is made easier due to the level of technological development and resources.
Industrialization has seriously affected human race. Discussed in this piece are the effects of industrialization on the entire globe. Frankly, industrialization has brought so many goods to man. On the other hand, the development of industries has caused a lot of harms and pains. Under the topic, `emphases were paid on its effects or consequences on agriculture, aquatic lives, air pollution, land pollution, climatic conditions, and on human health. All these effects can simply be categorized into land, air and water pollutions but were split. Let all do the much we can to preserve the world we are living in.
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