Aging forces – Environmental Pollution and Stress

One of the greatest disadvantages of the industrial revolution in the world is the environmental degradation with pollution. There is no dearth of sources of pollution that leave a wide range of toxicants and irritants in the air. These substances could be more than just harmful with repeated and prolonged exposure and can pose some dangerous health hazards.

Environmental pollution can not just affects our lungs, eyes, ears and nose. It has a fairly significant impact on the skin and may also effect on our nervous and cardiovascular systems. The introduction of pollutants, irritants and allergens through the gastro-intestinal tract into our system can make us very vulnerable to the chaos that they might cause within.

You could have chosen to stay indoors to avoid this risk, but unfortunately, you cannot save yourself from pollution even behind closed doors and windows. If yours is a home with improper ventilation resulting from wrong construction practices, in other words a sealed home then you might not really benefit from staying indoors. There have been many people who complain of what is known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) in packed and congested buildings due to reduced ventilation. They have reported symptoms like throat irritation, shortness of breath, malaise, fatigue, headache, mental confusion etc.

As they say, a healthy mind resides in a healthy body and a healthy body resides in a healthy environment. Therefore if the environment itself is unhealthy, where is the question of the mind being healthy. It would become highly prone to stress and anxiety.

Environmental Pollution along with Stress can speed up the aging process in people. It makes them prone to diseases at a very young age and aggravates the problem gradually. It is not surprising how people have started dying young as compared to the olden times when average age span of human life used to be 75-80 years. Today it has got down to 60-75 years.