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Causes of non-communicable diseases

The Deteriorating Health of our Population (The Rise in NCD)

NCDs or non-communicable diseases are those conditions that are usually not passed on from one affected person to others, but are caused as a direct result of lifestyle and environmental factors.

These include a host of different

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What is pollution for kids?

It Affects the Environment and Your Health

Pollution is when gases, smoke and chemicals are introduced into the environment in large doses that makes it harmful for humans, animals and plants. Some forms of pollution can be seen, some are invisible.

Our Earth has an atmosphere that’s made up of

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Chemical pollution examples

The Different Kinds of Chemical Pollution

We are constantly advised to recycle and dispose of our waste in the proper manner, but only a very small percentage of the global population heeds this advice. The result is that they contaminate our environment, resulting in chemical pollution.

It is good

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What is chemical pollution?

Chemical pollution definition

Thedefinition ofchemical pollution:

When chemicals are released into our environment and disrupts the balance of our ecosystems, threatening our health, polluting the air we breathe and contaminating our food.

There are many sources of chemical pollution. Our technological

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How does pollution affect humans?

We live off the Earth…

Since we share everything on Earth with every living thing on the planet, what happens in one area affects everything too, no matter how far away. Pollution or the introduction of different forms of waste materials in our environment has negative effects to the ecosystem we

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Plastic bag pollution facts

The Bad Boy of Pollution

Plastic bags are one of the main causes of marine pollution, and the focus on plastic bag reduction is ongoing. Many supermarkets have stopped issuing plastic bags to customers, encouraging them to bring their own bags instead. Since we’ve become so used to the convenience of

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What is plastic pollution?

It’s cheap… it’s disposable… it’s toxic

Since plastic is such a versatile and cheap material, most of today’s everyday products are made out of it or has some components made of plastic. The problem is, it’s disposable and that’s what we do on a daily basis – we throw them away. Not recycle, not

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Pollution from plastic

Plastic is Forever

From bottled water alone, the US throws away enough plastic bottles in one week to encircle our planet 5 times!That’s just 5% of the global population.

Globally, we use 160,000 plastic bags every second!

These plastics when thrown in landfills or elsewhere, find their way into our

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How pollution affects the environment

Do you like Seafood?

Seafood is delicious and nutritious and we have relied on the bounty of the ocean as far back as we can remember. But if you know that the fish you love to eat is eating mercury, plastics and other contaminants – will you still eat it? What will it be like to have an ocean devoid

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How does water pollution affect humans?

Is Your Water Clean?

Humans have established communities and flourished around sources of clean, drinkable water since the beginning of time. It’s vital to our survival.

Do you know that you can survive several days without food but not without water? It’s heartbreaking to know that millions of people

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What causes air pollution in the world?

What are you Breathing?

Breathing is so natural to humans that we take it for granted.We breathe 11,000 liters of air a day and it’s essential to our continuity as a species.

Hundreds of years ago, before the industrial age, we didn’t worry about our air, but with the industrial boom, humanity’s

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Ozone layer depletion facts

Is there really a hole in our Ozone Layer?

It’s called a hole but it doesn’t really look like a hole. But there’s an area in Antarctica where the ozone layer in the atmosphere is severely depleted.

Life flourished in our planet for millions of years because we had an ozone layer that protected us

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