Problems: Environmental & Health

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These environmental problems exist everywhere, but my focus is El Salvador. These images come from Santa Ana, put the same is seen throughout the country.

Problems:

  • Slash & Burn
  1. smoke increases incidence of air contamination & respiratory illness
  2. land clearing leads to increased erosion & health problems
  • AgroChemical Over-Use
  1. many chemicals are highly toxic; lack of protection leads to health problems
  2. over-reliance on chemicals breaks down soil structure, leading to erosion & soil infertility, flooding & landslides
  3. chemicals contaminate soil and water tables
  4. chemicals are not stored well, leading to accidental contamination of families
  • Littering
  1. waste on land attracts animals & pests, leading vectors to breed & pose health threat to people (malaria, dengue, stomach parasites)
  2. waste in rivers contaminates water sources & harms people & fauna
  3. waste is often openly burned, leading to air contamination & health problems

Estos problemas ambientales existen en todas partes, pero mi enfoque es El Salvador. Estas imágenes son de Santa Ana, pero lo mismo se ve por todo el país.

Problemas:

  • Limpias Y Quemas
  1. humo aumenta incidencia de contaminación de aire y enfermedades respiratorias
  2. las quemas causan erosión y enfermedades
  • Sobre-Uso de AgroQuímicos
  1. muchos químicos son altamente tóxicos; la falta de protección causa enfermedades
  2. la dependencia en químicos destruye la estructura del suelo, causando erosión, infertilidad de suelos, inundaciones y deslaves
  3. los químicos contaminan el suelo y las fuentes de agua
  4. los químicos no se alzan bien, causando que accidentalmente se contamine la familia
  • Riegue de Basura
  1. en tierra atrae animales y plagas; causa que vectores se reproduzcan y que la gente se enferme (malaria, dengue, parásitos estomacales)
  2. en ríos contamina fuentes de agua y causa daño a la gente y fauna
  3. muchas veces se quema la basura, causando contaminación de aire y enfermedades

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