Economics Of Mahavira ► 05 ► [05.05] Environment and Economics - Polluted Water and Air

Posted: 25.02.2006

Polluted Water

An important component of our environment is water: That is also becoming polluted. Potable water is getting short in supply. The poisonous chemical materials of industries, passed through the sewer lines of cities, have been dumped into rivers. Millions of tons of oil leaking from ships cruising over the seas, makes the water of seas polluted, which causes sea-life being destroyed.

Pollution of Air

Likewise, air has become so badly polluted that it is injecting poison into man's body via breathing. People living in the inner parts of Delhi, such as around the ITO area, say that the air pollution creates burning sensation in the eyes, in the nose and in the entire body. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are running day and night. The huge quantum of smoke coming out of their exhausts with a substantial quantity of lead is doing harm to the entire body through inhaling of the smoke into the lungs. It must be remembered that the three principal elements of living are - earth, water and air. All the three are getting excessively polluted. In recent years, a lot of concern has been caused by the problem of pollution. The atmospheric umbrella of ozone is getting punctured. With this, serious cancer of the skin and other disorders would be caused. The temperature on earth would go up, and the water level of the sea would also rise. The danger on the planet Earth would increase to an extent that it would become uninhabitable.

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