Friday, December 17, 2010
Environmental health hazards
The number of environmental health hazards is increasing daily. All of us are paying the price for industrial pollution. The 'litany of woes' is a long one! For instance: pesticides in our food; pollutants in the water; toxic fumes in the atmosphere; and harmful hormones in the milk we give our children to drink. We are bombarded by noise pollution daily which can cause numerous health hazards, including headaches, insomnia and hearing loss. People living in cities spend over 80 per cent of their time indoors, and indoor air pollutants can pose many health risks, including an illness called the 'sick building syndrome'!