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March 06, 2007

march 13-environmental condition

Chloe Leavitt
Mblog due March 13th
An environmental condition: pollution

Many people do not understand how bad pollution really is. Yesterday as I was walking down State Street I noticed a man in his car throwing his coca cola out the window. Smoking is also something that heavily pollutes our world. The dictionary definition for pollution says that pollution is the discharge of harmful and hazardous environmental contaminants. Little do we know what we are exactly breathing into our lungs. Pollution can lead to many long-term deathly illnesses. Pollution can cause cancer and kill plants and animals. If everyone comes together we can reduce pollution by recycling. There are many different types of pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, light pollution, soil containment, visual pollution and many more. At my home in Los Angeles we would always recycle our recyclable goods. An article written by Seaton discusses , “[the] association between particulate air pollution and not only exacerbations of illness in people with respiratory disease but also rises in the numbers of deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease among older people” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=7741860&dopt=Citation). Even today when all these known facts are out in the media people still pollute. If people would just recycle and cut down on smoking the pollution factor would be so much better. People need to come together and make a difference one step at a time.

Posted by chloe at March 6, 2007 08:22 PM

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