World Environment Day 2019 “#BeatAirPollution”
The key point in marking the day as a very special one, is the fact that awareness is being created for people to care for their immediate environment by doing something remarkable to maintain a healthy environment.
Ahead of this June 5 WED celebration, the United Nations, in a statement, said almost seven million people die annually from breathing polluted air.
It said that of the global figure of annual deaths recorded from air pollution, 600,000 children are affected.
Sadly, the UN notes that 800 people die daily from results of air pollution , which would have left them battling cancer and other respiratory infections.
In many developing nations, Nigeria inclusive, many people suffer the danger of polluted air right in their homes and outside their homes.
Within themes for the WED celebration over the time, people are encouraged to do be conscious of
their consumption, to avoid creating more waste in the environment.
|The Marina Waterfront , Lagos|
materials; less consumption of one-time usage of plastic packs
gadgets when leaving home
taps when not in use
For Lagos, many residents breath polluted air daily as they spend hours in traffic gridlock, which chokes the city at different points.
Residents also suffer air pollution from generators used for powering electricity both for industrial and home use.
Bush-burning is common and pollution from gas flaring is common problem in the oil-rich region of the country.