The way we treat the globe is not only harmful to the ecosystem; it is also harmful to our wellness and well-being. We take a look at four major challenges affecting environmental health. Let us discover them below.

POLLUTION

A staggering 99 percent of the world’s population is released into an environment that is dangerously polluted, resulting in 4.2 million early deaths each year.

Residential and commercial combustion, automobiles, and agriculture are the primary contributors to air pollution. Another major source of hazardous air is the increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires as a result of climate change.

Freshwater habitats, such as groundwater, rivers, lakes, and also marine ecosystems, are all affected by water pollution. Chemical residue from agriculture can be found in a lot of the food we eat, and microplastics are now being discovered inside the human body.

Researchers are only now beginning to look at the long-term health effects of these contaminants.

FOOD AND WATER SECURITY

Overfishing, biodiversity loss, and climate change are all threatening our supplies of food. Crop yields are also suffering as a result of global warming, and critical freshwater supplies are drying up.

PANDEMIC AND ILLNESS

Efforts to improve public health overlook prevention, resulting in the loss of millions of lives, widespread misery, and enormous costs. Only by changing our relationship with the environment from one of enslavement to one of appreciation and nurture will we be able to avoid another nightmare epidemic.

MENTAL HEALTH

The more the health advantages, the more pure the environment — being immersed in unspoiled nature reduces stress, increases joy-inducing hormones, and develops a sense of connectedness with all living things, which can help people surpass loneliness.