POLLUTION RELATED TO PULP MILLS STUDENT: PEDRO TOLCHINSKY TUTOR: SERGIO WISNER
As industrialisation spread around the globe, so the problem of pollution spread with it. When Earth's population was much smaller, no one believed pollution would ever present a serious problem. It was once popularly believed that the oceans were far too big to pollute. CONTAMINATION AND PULP MILLS
The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) has approved only two processes for making the chemical bleach chlorine dioxide, which produce 99.8% chlorine dioxide and contain only 0.2% elemental chlorine. Contamination of the chlorine dioxide with elemental chlorine is considered undesirable, and may lead to environmental pollution. HOW PULP MILLS AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Local people are worried about environmental pollution, deforestation and increased truck traffic. Pollution graph : This graph shows industrial and municipal pollution. We can also see that pulp and paper mills represent 37% of the total amount of pollution. WHY PEOPLE ARE WORRIED
<ul><li>Proving direct cause and effect relationships between environmental exposures and specific diseases is difficult, but there are many good reasons for concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental spills </li></ul><ul><li>Air pollution and health links </li></ul><ul><li>Contamination of food through air and water </li></ul>IMPACT OF PULP MILLS POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH
Health Risks associated with known pulp mill pollutants <ul><li>Asthma and other lung diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive and hormone problems </li></ul><ul><li>Learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Workers are highly exposed. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of ethnic groups with fish-eating cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Fishermen and other people from coastal communities </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational fishers who eat their catch </li></ul><ul><li>People of the First Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours and communities also suffer the effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and the elderly are most vulnerable. </li></ul>Who is affected?
CONCLUSION In my opinion, people should start thinking more about the future, thinking that, if we want to survive, we have to save and love our environment, and not only think of a way to earn money without caring to damage or destroy nature. So I am in favour of the protesters, and you?