Business is vital in our lives. People depend on business to improve the living standards. Many industries have been established to promote growth and development of the economy. Different countries and states have promoted industrialization to meet the demands of the citizen. Some engage directly in the business while others gain indirectly. However, the interaction between the industries has raised the alarm to the people, the government, and all stakeholders in charge of the industries. The safety of the environment has reduced due to the pollution caused by the industries. Therefore, the environmental issue raises a lot of concern (McLean, 2016).
The effects seen are as follows. First, climate change has been experienced. There are many floods and increased ocean water volumes. In this case, emission from the industries in the form of sulphur and nitrogen cause the corrosion of the ozone layer. The radiation becomes high leading to the melting of ice. High temperatures have led to melting of ice in mountains and hills. Therefore, they fill water masses leading to an increased area of water coverage. Secondly, the release of some chemicals to the environment has led to the extinction of plants, animals, and micro-organisms (McLean, 2016). They come in contact with the release directly or indirectly. Finally, the emissions cause health issues to the animals and human. Inhaling fumes from the industry cause corrosion of respiratory tracts. Therefore, leading to death if not treated. Living next to industries creates negative impacts especially for young children. They tend to get diseases related to respiratory and at times mentally (McLean, 2016).
Governments have taken various steps to curb the situation. All industries are licensed. Environmental Acts are taught in the industries. The stakeholders are given the mandate to ensure that the waste is treated before release to the environment. A good business is established well when risks to the environment are limited. Land, water, and the air should be well kept for all communities to enjoy the stay.
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