Effects of Environmental Pollution on Life and Its Preventions in Ghana

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.07.01.Art020

Authors : Awo Esaah Bempong


This research work will discuss and highlight the problem of environmental pollution and waste mismanagement in Ghana. Everything that surrounds us is directly or indirectly linked with the environment in which we live, and these things affect the environment either negatively or positively. Not only the man, but also other living things as well as nature have effects on our environment.

Almost every person living in this World is worried about environmental pollution because we experience their consequences through the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we use for our daily activities and through the radiations we are exposed to in our environment. Also, the effects of environmental problems are manifested through the lack of natural resources, extinction of plants and animals’ species, bad smell in our environment, flooding as well as the rise of epidemic.

The rapid urbanization and industrialization in the last few years have resulted in the significant emission of pollutants that cause negative effects on the urban population, the built environment as well as the terrestrial and aquatic habitat.

This research work seeks to address the challenges of environmental pollution, the effects of pollution on the environment and how to manage waste in our environment by gathering data from the field through observation and interviewing of laymen (ordinary citizens), environmental experts, journalists and teachers to organize their ideas on how environmental pollution can be curbed in Ghana.

Keywords: Air pollution, Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Noise Pollution, Urbanization and Migration, Environment and Waste Management.


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