Effect of environmental pollutants on human health
Pollutants are not only a threat to our ecosystem but also pose a great health hazard to human beings. Pollutants are the contaminated byproducts that causes instability or harm to our environment and ecosystem. These pollutants can be naturally occurring or man made and can be in the form of contaminants or energy such as noise and harmful radiations.
Pollutants can be categorized into various categories and sections but they all have negative effects on human health though the impact can be different depending on the exposure and intensity of pollutants.
Broadly the pollutants are categorized into air pollutants, water pollutants and land pollutants.
Below I have compiled a list of pollutants with their effect on human health and well being:
Effect on Human Beings
|HC||Lung cancer and stomach cancer.|
|Pb||Bone marrow, poisoning and even brain hemorrhage can occur.|
|CO||Leads to heart diseases, tuberculosis, brain and lungs congestion, pneumonia, strokes etc.|
|SOx||Causes cardiac disorders and respiratory infections.|
|Aerosols||Asthma, acute respiratory infections.|
|SP||Respiratory epithelium (Tissues destruction).|
|NOx||Chronic bronchitis and and pulmonary edema.|
|Acrolein||Irritation in eyes|
|Ozone||Irritation, coughing and exhaustion, headache etc.|
|Aldehydes||Respiratory tract carcinoma|