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How Environmental Problems Can Affect Your Health

These days, the environment is at the top of just about everyone’s list of concerns. It’s fitting, too, because we’ve all become more and more aware of the fact that each of us needs to be making sure that we’re taking care of the planet as much as we possibly can. Over the course of the last several decades, we’ve been able to give ourselves a lot of great things in the way of technological advancements and developments. No matter what it is you do, technology has probably given you a way to do it better, faster, and/or more efficiently. The cost of all this, though, seems to be that we’ve really done a number on our planet. Our environment is in some pretty serious peril, but it’s nice to know that the population of the entire planet seems to have really taken notice of this problem over the course of the last decade. We’ve all realized that we need to be figuring out how we can do the things that we do on a day-to-day basis without causing the planet so much grief. We can all be living our lives in more environmentally-friendly and sustainable ways, and it’s become important for all of us to figure out exactly how we can go about doing this.

The changes that have resulted from our increased awareness when it comes to environmental issues has been positive, to say the least. We’ve all realized that we need to be living our lives in much more sustainable ways, so that we can be lessening our impact upon the environment. Makers of cars and other machinery have also looked for ways that they can help drivers reduce emissions and create less pollution. In fact, this has been happening because of one of the most serious problems that’s come along with our environmental issues: health risks.

Air pollution is unsightly and it’s bad for the environment, but it’s also very bad for the human beings that live in said environment. Everyday people like you and me can be affected by pollution in the air on a regular basis, and this can happen in a number of ways. Some of the most common problems that comes from environmental issues are respiratory in nature. When the air around you is dirty, you’re putting bad things into your lungs, which has negative effects on your health in the long term.

Yet other problems that can arise because of environmental issues are skin-related. The ozone layer has thinned considerably, which means we’re exposed to a lot more in the way of UV rays that can damage the skin and give us cancer. If you think you might be at risk, you will want to visit a site like to make sure you’ve got the best coverage available. Issues like these ones will hopefully show all of us that protecting the planet is very, very important for a huge number of reasons.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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