Effects of Pollution on Health

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Effects of Pollution on Health

Effects ofPollution on Health

When people are exposed to high levels of some types of air pollutants, they may experience:~ irritation in one's eyes, their nose, and/or their throat~breathing difficulties such as wheezing and coughing~increased severity of existing heart and lung conditions, such as asthma~an increased risk of heart attack

When people are exposed to high levels of some types of water pollutants, they may experience:~Vomiting or diarrhea ~Skin rashes ~Leukemia ~Reproductive problems (Some kinds of reproductive problems, like infertility) ~Learning disabilities~ diseases such as Cholera, Disentery, and Typhoid

When people are exposed to high levels of some types of soil pollutants, they may experience:~congenital illnesses (diseases and/or birth conditions)~ food poisoning due to the sickening of livestock~Humans of any age may also suffer kidney or liver damage from exposure to excessive mercury in soil

This diagram shows the negative effects certain pollutants have on humans.

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