Vol. 6 No. 1 (2019): Vol 6, Iss 1, Year 2019


Mary Kensa V
P.G. Department of Botany and Research Centre, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil -629 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Published June 30, 2019
  • Health, pollution, need, climate change and urgent
How to Cite
V, M. K. (2019). ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND HEALTH ISSUES. Kongunadu Research Journal, 6(1), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.26524/krj288


Nature provides all kinds of facilities and resources to live in the planet. Nations are exploiting the environment (resources) as much as for comfort and luxury life in terms of development. The so called developments create negative impact in the planet and make the people keep away from nature. The environmental degradation is caused by combustion of fossil fuel, agricultural activities, industries,households, nuclear plants and other sources. These are polluting air, water and soil. As a result climate is changed and it leads global warming, flood, Hurricane, and other natural calamities. These incidences are led to threat to human health. The climate change leads to health problems such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever,diarrhoea, measles and other vector borne diseases, cancer, cardio vascular and respiratory diseases. The environmental degradation affects the food chain and it affects the health of the human beings. The climate change affects four grain production and it creates food insecurity. The poor people are forced to fall under malnutrition and it affects the health of the people. There is an urgent need to protect the environment and save the planet and protect the human beings from ill health.


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