Pollution is a constant threat
Around 11 Billion liters of parts-treated sewage is dumped into river/ harbors each year. Plus dozens of storm-water drain dumped pollutants into the river / harbors such as human and animal waste, and liter. The unacceptable pollution puts risk on our beautiful cities, rivers, harbors and the marine wildlife that lives in there, health of swimmers, yachties, and the marine life at all are risk. We need to act and put what we believe is right, into action.
There can be catastrophic consequences of land pollution in relation to humans, animals, water and soils. The effects are even worse if the garbage is not separated into organic, reusable and recyclable waste.
Contaminated lands and environments can
- Cause problems in the human respiratory system.
- Cause problems on the skin.
- Cause various kinds of cancers.
The toxic materials that pollute the soil can get into the human body directly by:
- Coming into contact with the skin.
- Being washed into water sources like reservoirs and rivers.
- Eating fruits and vegetables that have been grown in polluted soil.
- Breathing in polluted dust or particles.
Dump sites and landfills also come with serious problems like:
- Very bad smell and odour in the town.
- Landfills breed rodents like rats, mice and insects, who in turn transmit diseases.
- Landfills in towns do not attract tourists to the town. The town will lose revenue.
- Many landfills are always burning and they cause further air pollution.
- More on Land Pollution Effects Here