US Pollution Damages UK Health

The world is truly a closed system. When we “throw-away” waste in the air, land, water and oceans – it remains with us forever. Clearly humanity has reached the point where reckless disregard for ecological systems – treating them as dumpsters for our waste – threatens our very existence.
BBC NEWS | Health | US pollution may damage UK health
Polluted air from America could be damaging the health of people in Britain, experts fear. Airborne chemicals from 5,000 miles are being dumped in the UK and western Europe and may be to blame for a rise in lung disease, say UK scientists.

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  1. Macgrath says:

    In this context, health is viewed holistically as an interacting system with mental, emotional and physical components. We define health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 1994). We also consider health as a basic and dynamic force in our daily lives, influenced by our circumstances, beliefs, culture and social, economic and physical environments.

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