National Pollution Control Day 2021: Every year on December 2, the United States commemorates National Pollution Control Day. The day is commemorated in honour of all those who lost their live's in the Bhopal Gas Disaster on the nights of December 2nd and 3rd, 1984.
The deadly gas Methyl Isocyanate, generally known as MIC, killed a large number of individuals. The Bhopal Gas Disaster is regarded as one of the worst industrial pollution catastrophes in history.
Environmental contamination has far-reaching effects on people's quality of life, both intrinsically and extrinsically. All of this is mostly due to human activities that degrade the ecosystem in several ways. Because everyone on the planet has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy public lands, pollution prevention has become a major worldwide priority.
According to India's National Health Portal, over 7 million people globally die each year as a result of air pollution, with 4 million of those dying from indoor air pollution.
The pollution level is so high that nine out of 10 people on the planet do not have access to clean air. Airborne pollutants, in particular, are so tiny that they can pass through the mucus membrane and other protective barriers, harming the lungs, heart, and brain.
Measures you can take as to protect the environment-
- Reduce the amount of time you spend in your car. When feasible, carpool and rideshare, and consider using public transportation instead of walking; this way, you're not adding to the issues that the air already faces before you add your car to the mix.
- Plant trees to help clean the air by supplying the nutrients it requires. A variety of plants may be found in the sky that will eat rubbish. Do some study to determine which ones are simple to make and which will benefit the rest of the world. Trees also help to prevent erosion, which means there are less toxins in the water.
- Recycling and reuse not just helps to conserve resources and use them wisely, but also helps reduce waste and energy discharges, resulting in a considerable reduction in air, water, and land pollution. In addition, recycled materials use less energy to create than non-recycled items.
- Plastic items can take a long time to degrade due to their oil-based composition, posing a harm to the environment. Paper bags, on the other hand, are a great option since they degrade quickly and are easily recycled.
- Effective garbage disposal, whether for industrial or domestic waste, is one of the most effective strategies to prevent soil pollution. This is especially true in the case of dangerous and hazardous waste disposal. Grease, fat, and used cooking oil must be dumped or placed in a "fat jar" and thrown away with other solid waste. Your pipes may get clogged, causing sewage lines to block and back up into yards and basements. Garbage also pollutes the water supply in the area.