A healthy living environment is important for helping our live achieve its aim/quality life on earth. A healthy living environment must be able to provide safe and adequate water, safe food, good economy, clean air, stable climate, safe use of chemicals, good sanitation/hygiene, protection from radiation, healthy schools, workplace, radiant agriculture and ecosystem, healthy cities and so on. Environmental health is the part of health education that deals with healthy living environment.
The Importance Of A Healthy Ecosystem On Our Health
Our ecosystem is very important factor in trying to maintain a healthy living environment, this is because a good ecosystem will help us to achieve quality life. Preserving our ecosystem will go a long way in trying to maintain quality lifestyle, considering the importance of our environment on our health can be great, our environment should be free from toxins, pollutants, radiations and other hazards. We need to learn how to keep our communities and relations away from hazards and maintain a well balanced/healthy ecosystem.
Types Of Pollution To Avoid In Our Ecosystem
(1) Land pollution; this is the deposit of refuse or dumping of hazardous chemicals/ toxic wastes on land closer to our environments, this can pollute the air.
(2) Air pollution; this is the release of poisonous gases that may effect human health, this should be avoided in our ecosystem.
(3) Water pollution; this is the release of untreated sewage from home into water bodies, dumping of refuse or hot water into water bodies closer to industries, this can harm aquatic animals and human being in the ecosystem.
(4) Sound pollution; this are noises from aerodromes, machines, factories or industries closer to homes, this should be avoided to decrease the possibility of pollution in our homes.
The earth we live in today is badly affected with different kind of pollution which effect our food, air water and cause global warming, care need to be taken to avoid pollution because fresh air for breathing, clean water for drinking and healthy food is important to maintain a healthy living. A good atmosphere is a fundamental human right to everyone.
Coming in contact with pollutants, toxins, poisonous substances and harmful agents present in our food, drinking water, atmosphere and ground can cause a serious health problem in individuals. Poisonous chemicals are harmful to human health and our environmental surroundings.
The constant accumulation or consumption of pollutants, toxins or poisonous substances can lead to death, disability/birth defects, cancer, malignant growth, decline in species communities and lungs problem.
The dangers this harmful substances can cause to us, our relations and loved ones are very harmful when we start using products made with harmful chemicals in our homes, houses and offices.
Changing some products that are poisonous or harmful that we use in our homes or closer to the house with Eco- friendly products in our home, will go a long way in helping us to achieve a healthy living environment, and also it will help us achieve everyday quality life and wellness within our homes.
Maintaining a healthy living environment is a very essential factor to sustaining our lives and overall wellness.
We as human beings cannot grow or develop without maintaining a good environmental hygiene as a result of this, the protection and maintenance of a healthy environment is the duty of every human being.