Air Pollution Threatens to Children’s Health

Another disease provoked by the air pollution is cancer. In fact, the air pollution increases the risk of the development of cancer consistently, especially lung cancer (EPA, 2009). Cancer is a very dangerous disease, which can lead to the death of a patient, if it is not diagnosed at the early stage of its development.

In addition, the air pollution can lead to the development of heart and cardiovascular diseases. These diseases are major causes of death. The development of heart and cardiovascular diseases put under the risk the life of people.

In such a situation, children face a higher risk of the development of numerous health problems, including asthma and cardiovascular diseases, than adults. Children are more vulnerable to the negative impact of air pollution on their health because their body is in the process of formation (). If the human body is exposed to the impact of negative environmental factors, such as the air pollution, children develop chronic diseases, such as asthma. In addition, some chemical elements, such as lead, are located low to the ground at the height of children, whereas adults, being higher, are less vulnerable to the impact of these dangerous elements. Therefore, children face higher risks of developing different health problems provoked by the air pollution.

Today, the number of children suffering from asthma and other diseases provoked by air pollution grows. Children are vulnerable to the negative impact of the air pollution and they cannot cope with this problem on their own (Children’s 2010). Their parents also can do next to nothing, if there is no large scale program of the prevention of the negative impact of their air pollution and considerable reduction of the air pollution.

In such a context, the necessity to protect the public health through the reduction of the air pollution becomes obvious. In addition, it is necessary to develop preventive measure and programs, which can minimize not only the negative impact of the air pollution on human health but also stimulate the healthy lifestyle in children to prevent numerous health problems (Children’s 2010). In this regard, the role of the state agencies, health care organizations, social workers, and the entire society is particularly important. In fact, it is through the common efforts of the public, state, and each individual, it is possible to solve the problem of the air pollution and save the health of children and public health at large.

 

Reference

Children’s environmental health. (2010, September 10). Retrieved March 25, 2011, from

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EPA Air pollution decision threatens public health. (2009, February 24). Retrieved March 25,

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Outline

– The problem of air pollution

 spread of the air pollution

 vulnerability of the population to the impact of air pollution

– Health disorders provoked by air pollution

 Asthma

 cancer

 heart and cardiovascular diseases

– Children at risk

 children are more vulnerable to the negative impact of air pollution on their health

 The number of children suffering from asthma and other diseases provoked by air pollution grows

 Necessity to protect the public health