Pollution is a severe problem of the day. Environmental pollution is harmful effects of global warming and affecting human health. Nature has kept a balance in the universe, and this balance guarantees the survival of the universe. Man has disturbed this balance by damaging the environment around him. The artificial means and resources adopted by man for his comfort have severely damaged the environment.
Effects of Global Warming
Various studies have shown that air pollution impairs a person’s ability to make decisions and can lead to multiple respiratory diseases, lung problems, high blood pressure, and even mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
It can also lead to poor performance in schools, affecting children’s development and internal organs.
People who may be most affected by air pollution include asthma and heart patients, pregnant women, those who work outdoors and the elderly, and diabetics in particular.
How to stay safe?
“The real problem is that we wear masks to send the message that we’re ready to breathe in polluted air while we need to get rid of it,” said Frank Kelly, a professor of environmental health at the College of London. They need to change their lifestyle.
Although wearing a mask is a precautionary measure, it is not enough. So the vital question now is what the best way to protect yourself from air pollution is? The following is the advice of environmental experts and scientists
Spend time in the green
According to a study conducted at the British University of Essex, exercising or spending time in any lush environment improves mental health and boosts self-esteem.
Moments spent in the park can be useful in protecting against air pollution.
Exercise early in the morning
Air pollution is most prevalent during rush hour. Outdoor X-ray enthusiasts should try to schedule exercise before seven or eight o’clock, or for exercise or a walk in the evening. Go for Indoor plants.
Plants are useful in home decoration, but their unique style of decoration also makes the house’s atmosphere cheerful.
Plants that improve the house’s atmosphere and calm the environment include snack plant, rubber plant, lucky bamboo, Chinese evergreen, cactus, and areca palm. These plants improve the oxygen in the house by purifying the air. Not only that, these plants absorb benzene, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon dioxide, making it possible to remove dust and toxins from the house.
Breathing exercises have a beneficial effect on the human body. Breathing exercises should be done at least three times a day. Physicians can provide proper guidance regarding the exercises.
After air pollution, the second primary type of pollution is “water pollution.”
Like air, water is an essential element of human life. In the twentieth century, where the need for water has multiplied due to the industrial revolution and population growth, clean drinking water is also becoming scarce. Water has added a variety of densities and substances. According to a careful study, the number of sick people due to contaminated water is higher than all other factors.
Gastrointestinal and liver diseases are spreading rapidly due to water pollution. Industrial waste is usually discharged into streams and rivers without being treated. This affects not only aquatic life but also such water. Used for irrigation, many harmful chemicals are embedded in the roots of plants. Using such plants as food can pose severe risks to human health.
Another major type of pollution is “ground pollution”. Pesticides are used on crops to increase agricultural production, which increases yields, but the use of these pesticides in the soil layer. Fertility is significantly reduced. They also have harmful health effects on crops and plants.
Planting forests is an effective measure to reduce ground pollution. Islam has encouraged tree planting, and the blessed teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) give a good idea of how rewarding tree planting is in Islam.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
If the Hour is coming and one of you has a pen in his hand, let him plant it in the ground.
On another occasion, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
If a Muslim plants a tree or a field and eats a human, a beast, a bird, or an animal from it, then it is a charity for him.
Another hadith is in Mubarakah:
Whoever plants a tree, then protects and watches over it until it bears fruit. Whatever damage is done to that tree, it will cause charity with Allah for him.
Scientists are also trying to develop crops and plants that will help remove carbon from the earth. The World Health Organization estimates that 3 million people die prematurely each year from air pollution, the biggest environmental threat to human health.
Excessive tree planting can reduce air pollution. Lush lush trees in forests and settlements absorb environmental densities. Unnecessary felling of trees is prohibited in Islam, even in the conquered area after winning the war. And the protection of trees has been instructed.