Air, water and land pollution all pose numerous health risks, especially for people living in cities, developing countries and areas with insufficient regulations regarding waste management. Air pollution affects people all over the world, and is considered responsible for a number of respiratory problems, including respiratory infections, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and various diseases that result from the inhalation of toxins. Water pollution is the result of wastes either being dumped directly into water sources or gradually seeping into them through the ground or over land. Such waste can contain dangerous chemicals (such as pesticides, cleaning agents or gasoline), disease-causing microorganisms, and toxic heavy metals (like mercury and lead). Exposure to these materials can come from drinking the water, eating things grown or cooked with it, or simply from being in contact with the water, and can cause a variety of problems, including neurological disorders, chronic digestion problems, kidney failure, liver disease, skeletal damage, skin disease and cancer.
Any type of pollution; air, water or land, can be dangerous. Short term effects of pollution consist irriatation to the eyes, nose, and throat. It can also help stimulate exsisting health problems such as asthma. Short term exposeure can also lead to upper respiratory infections including Pneumonia.
Long term effects of pollution lung cancer and heart disease.
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