Finding sustainable solutions to environment-related living concerns in industrial megalopolis areas worldwide
Although some environmental pollution is a result of natural causes, most pollution is caused by human activities. Air pollution is becoming a growing issue in densely populated megalopolis areas. Several studies have linked higher levels of pollution to increased mortality and illness. Increased radioactivity in air, food and water is a great risk for public health. The adverse effects of industrial waste require greater pollution controls and air quality monitoring for the benefit and health of the citizens inhabiting megalopolis areas. According to the 2000 Toxics Release Inventory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 3 million tons of toxic chemicals and carcinogens from about 2,000 industrial facilities are released into the environment annually. Primary, secondary and tertiary industries in any country must provide essential goods and services for citizens, but few pay specific attention to their impacts on the environment. Only a minority of industries, such as the automobile industry with regard to recycling old cars, take action against environmental damage, while others’ activities continue to have noticeable detrimental effects.
- What is the air pollution index in industrial cities?
- How do megalopolis regions contribute to climate change?
- How much CO2 is produced annually?
- What industrial processes occur that affect the environment?
- What environmental implications are derived from major cities?
- What actions have already been taken by the UN in alleviating environmental concerns?
- What actions have already been taken by your country in alleviating environmental concerns?
- What are the health implications of water and air pollution in industrial cities?
- Is there a significant amount of radioactivity in air, food and water?
- What are the leading causes of water and air pollution in your country?
- What is the environment like in your region?