Toxic waste is any byproduct that can cause death or serious injury, as well as disease and birth defects, to living creatures whether it be humans, other animals, or plants and other kingdoms of life.A new infograph has been created by the online college and resource website, Distance Learning to explain how toxic waste is detrimental to our health.
To describe how toxic waste can be devastating, Distance Learning describes the air pollution that killed thousands of people in a matter of days. December 2, 1984 – a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaks over 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas and other toxic chemicals into the atmosphere, killing 8,000 people in only a few days due to respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. People awoke in bed with coughing fits and lungs filling with fluid. In all, 20,000 residents have died because of the disaster since it happened in 1984.
373 toxic waste sites were analyzed by researchers in the Philippines, Indonesia, and India and found that outdoor air pollution is claiming 1.5 million healthy years from the 1.6 billion regional population, compared to just 725,000 healthy years being taken from the population of these nations by malaria.
There has also been a terrible amount of land and sea pollution added over the last 100 years, where aquatic animals are dying from trash and toxins in the water, and some villages are being created overtop of landfills over the world to deal with over populations.
In fact, according to the infograph, now there is garbage floating in outer space in orbit around Earth. NASA and other space programs have discussed sending radioactive weapons outside of the atmosphere in order to dispose of it.
If you wish to make a long-term, ecological difference, consider earning an environmental science degree. DistanceLearning.com offers the flexibility of remote-course options that are tailored to your schedule and career ambitions.
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Distance Learning allows students to go to school full-time in the comfort of their own home, training to be professionals in careers of their dreams. Whether you’re looking for a certificate program or to finish your master’s degree, Distance Learning can provide you with an accredited school to finish your education. See their newly released infographic here – http://www.distancelearning.com/resources/toxic-waste-infographic/.
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