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Monday, September 14, 2009

Environmental Issues (Africa)

There are 2 reasons for Environmental problems in Africa:
  • Underdevelopment
  • Development
There are 2 types of Environmental Pollution Africans deal with most frequently:
  • Biological
  • Industrial
Many areas of Africa are under-developed.  This means there is no running water, sewer systems, or electricity.  When this is the case, people must gather water from lakes, ponds, rivers, and wells.  This water, without treatment, can be contaminated (or polluted) by microscopic bacteria.

As areas in Africa develop into more modern communities, they are doing what developed nations did as the grew...they are destroying their environment in the process.  Industrial waste and recently discovered oil deposits are polluting the rivers and land as well.

Below are videos of Guinea Worm infestation and Lymphatic Filariasis.

I find it necessary to remind us of TOMS Shoes too.

Remember, shoes (and proper sewage treatment) can help prevent up to 50% of the world's infectious diseases.

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