It is possible that you are exposing yourself and your loved ones to a killer more silent and deadly than diseases such as AIDS, Malaria, and Ebola combined.
Shockingly, between 7-9 billion people die every year from this silent killer more dangerous and deadly than many of the diseases that cause global mass panics, such as AIDS, Malaria, and Ebola. In fact, many people are content to remain complacent and perpetuate the fatal consequences.
If you knew that a killer was blowing in the breeze that has brought about three times more fatalities than not only diseases such as AIDS and Malaria – and even war – would you not wish to save yourself and your loved ones?
And what is more frightening, is that this killer is floating in the wind, drifting in the waterways, and lingering in the soil under your feet, can become the catalyst for many of these diseases in the first place.
Many take the air they breathe for granted but blowing in the breeze are toxic particles that prematurely claim the lives of billions upon billions of people every year. In fact, choosing to breathe tobacco smoke is more unlikely to kill you, compared to merely breathing polluted air.
Mass consumption leads to mass production, which leads to mass pollution. Humankind’s greed is a form of suicide. If you value your life, and those of your children and loved ones, it is time to act!
According to the Lancet Commissions: “Pollution disproportionately kills the poor and the vulnerable. Nearly 92% of pollution-related deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries and, in countries at every income level, disease caused by pollution is most prevalent among minorities and the marginalized.”
Pollution sources that are killing masses of people are predominately from industry and agriculture. In fact, experts have shown that pollution is deadlier than CO2. And it is not just developing countries that pollution is a rampant killer within.
No safe pollution levels
Frighteningly, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year revealed that even supposed “safe” levels of pollution are still killing too many people in first world countries. Scientists performed a 12-year study in the United States. Consequently, they revealed that hundreds of thousands of people were dying annually from pollution-related deaths.
One of the most problematic pollutants affecting populations worldwide is called PM2.5. Initially, experts thought that levels under 20 micrograms were permissible. However, this recommendation, endorsed by the World Health Organization, is still creating widespread premature deaths.
Vice Chair Brian Christman, at Vanderbilt University’s department of medicine, stated: “It is clear from this study that there is not a safe level of air pollution.”
In addition to PM2.5, ozone concentration also causes tens of thousands of deaths per year. Unfortunately, this is especially so in the vulnerable elderly populations. 60-million Medicare recipients that researchers followed over the 12-year period. Horrifyingly, 23-million of their deaths were directly related to pollution.
What can you do?
Many people feel powerless in the face of such an epidemic. However, individuals can begin to lower pollution levels by firstly looking in the mirror. The chain of consumerism encourages big industry and big agriculture to perpetuate their dangerous practices.
Instead of consuming irresponsibly, people can practice the “three R’s”: Reuse, Recycle and Reduce. Rather than following the latest fads, allow your consumption to be motivated primarily by aesthetics. Don’t be a sheep and follow the crowd to an early death.
Also, cutting down on animal products creates a tremendously positive impact on human health, as well as the health of the environment. Countless studies have shown that animal agriculture increases asthma in children by between 44.1% and 55.8%. Other volatile pollutants increase rates of neurological disorders.
According to the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (IFAP), “Communities near IFAP facilities are subject to air emissions that, although lower in concentration, may significantly affect certain segments of the population. Those most vulnerable—children, the elderly, individuals with chronic or acute pulmonary or heart disorders—are at particular risk.“