This is essentially problematic for Native people that depend on natural law for food and survival. People of color, specifically Native Americans, are affected by A... ... middle of paper ... ...han likely to die from environmental pollution than a racist cop. Many children from urban areas are exposed to daily pollution from coal plants to busy highways and most of them suffered from asthma illness. In addition, when we think of how much our country consume every day, it is a no brainer on why we would need so much space for the wastes. In order to address environmental racism, we first would need to examine the wasteful of American people and the notion that it is acceptable to dump garbage in marginalized and oppressed communities of color.
Most people just toss out their unwanted electronics, but do you know what happens if you just toss the products? Many end up half way across the world distributed all over third-world countries’ land. According to the article “Illegal E-Waste from America Poisons Communities Overseas”, Scott Pelley states, “It’s literally acres of computer monitors” that have been brought over to Hong Kong (CBSnews.com.). E-waste is a serious problem not many of us are aware of, and it’s causing harm to third-world countries’ environment along with their health; an important change needs to happen. The more E-waste we produce the more it’s harming the environment.
Malaria is one of the major problems Ghanaians are facing today. It’s one of the number one causes of death in Ghana. Malaria is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes which are mostly found around tropical and subtropical areas. The main causes of malaria in Ghana are poor drainage systems, poor plannings of buildings in town and cities, improper disposal of garbage, and lack of law enforcement agencies.
One of the major reasons of this immobility from the formal sector to the informal sector, as the author has argued, is that the wage differential in the two sectors is not so very high enough. So, the labourers of the informal sector didn’t bother to look for any other formal job. The study also suggested that the movement from informal to formal job market is too low. Once an individual enter into the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ability in the rural India has resulted in influx of the rural people in the nearby urban cities. But it has repeatedly been seen that the absorbing capacity of the urban formal sector is less than the inflow.
Open dump site approach as solid waste disposal method is a primitive stage of solid waste management in many parts of the world. It is one of the most poorly rendered services by municipal authorities in developing countries as the systems applied are unscientific, outdated and inefficient. Solid waste disposal sites are found both within and on the outskirts of developing urban cities (Sankoh and Yan, 2013). With the increase in the global population and the rising demand for food and other essentials, there has been a rise in the amount of waste being generated daily by each household. This waste is ultimately thrown into municipal disposal sites due to poor and ineffective management the dump sites turn to sources of environmental and
“In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters, polluting the usable water supply” (NationalGeographic.com). Another cause for water pollution is sewage and water waste, which carries a lot of harmful bacteria and toxic chemical which leads to serious health problems. One of the common water pollutant is known as Pathogens, found in sewers of houses. Microorganisms in water can cause some serious diseases which then act like carriers. These carriers then form a contact with an individual and a common example of this process is called Malaria.
Continents like North America and Europe have around 66% to 97% of their water and sewage treated in treatment plants although other continents like Asia, Africa and Oceana have 35%-0% of there water treated. 80% of diseases are waterborne and can be obtained just from drinking from an unsafe water supply. In countries like Africa diseases are a big problem because of there lack of water supply causing them to drink any water they can find. When these people drink dangerous water they could get many diseases like, shigella are deadly version of diarrhoea and trachoma a disease that can effect eyesight leaving around 146 million blind around the world. Diseases in water bodies in third world countries aren’t the least of their problems because there are also lethal chemicals being dumped into the water everyday like arsenic and
Eventually large slums develop around or inside of the cities, in these slums; large groups of poor and uneducated people end up living together in poverty. The World Bank met in 1999 to address these problems; in their report they write “ Hundreds of millions of urban poor in the developing and transitional world have few options but to live in squalid, unsafe environments where they face multiple threats to their health and security. Slums and squatter settlements lack the most basic infrastructure and services. Their populations are marginalized and largely disenfranchised. They are exposed to disease, c... ... middle of paper ... ...ople off of it.
First, service levels are often based on technical standards, not tailored to demand; hence it is not affordable for poor households. Second, payment systems are usually constraint community with irregular income. Third, lack of communication between employee of the water provider and residents of low-income areas leads to worsen the risks of being overcharged in the case of inappropriate billing. Serving all the population in an urban or rural area is also an unrealistic target for a state water provider (Schwartz, Interview). Due to urbanism and urban development, the city is growing substantially.
While this may be true for cities like Tokyo who have the resources to create new infustructure, it is not the case for countries that lack governmental and aid. Furthermore, Slums are largely made up of shanty towns which provide no real security from basic natural elements. ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd deindustrialization appear to be problems that plague urban poor. Interesting enough, the problem is not isolated to this group alone. The urban middle class and urban poor continue to clash and economic division, land segregation, and policy disagreements remain ever present.