Environmental Issues

 

Dictionary definition:

Environmental issues are defined as a problem with the Planets Systems; (air, water, soil, etc.), that have developed as a result of human interference or mistreatment of the planet.

List of Environmental Problems:

  • Air and Water Pollution

  • Global Warming

  • De-forestation

  • Over Population

  • Soil Erosion

  • Destruction of Biodiversity

  • Littering

  • Destruction of Natural Habitats

  • Destruction of Natural Resources

  • Attack of Marine Life

  • Oil Spills

  • Nuclear Issues

  • Acid Deposition

  • Environmental Disasters

  • Volcanic Eruptions

  • Greenhouse Effect

  • Heavy Metals

  • Sea Level Rise

  • Burning of Fossil Fuels

  • Species Extinction

  • Soil Contamination

  • Food Waste

 

Air Pollution.

It has not been easy to go out lately with the government lockdown due to the Covid 19 virus and we have had to spend more time indoors than normal.

Indoor pollution comes from dust, dirt or gases present in the air inside a building, such as your home, garage or workplace.

At our places of work, especially in the food baking industry, if we have a spillage or a flour pipe leaks, dust can linger in the air for days. Whether we shovel it straight up or wait until it has settled, without the proper equipment it is distributed back into the atmosphere.

We need a specific hoover dedicated to gather this dust and flour up. It goes into a bag, which is removed when full, tied up and disposed of safely. Gloves, mask and overalls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn at all times throughout this process.

 The effects of poor air quality are a dry throat or a cough, you might feel a shortness of breath, wheezy or have an itchy or runny nose. If you find that you have started to get some of these symptoms let your Health and Safety Representatives know so they can investigate the cause of it.

We spend around 90% of our time indoors and poor indoor air quality has been linked to lung diseases like Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Lung Cancer.