Healthy Air, Healthy Brains: Advancing Air Pollution Policy to Protect Children’s Health

In this article there has been discussion over the Neurodevelopmental effects of Air pollution over child’s brain and health of an individual. The following paper presents evidence of the impact that combustible air pollution has on the Neurodevelopmental process of child brains and the possible ways through which the following can be mitigated.  It is seen that in the project TNDR (Targeting Environmental Neurodevelopmental Risks) the combustion related air pollution have been identified as an critical issue that targets the health brain development. Now in order to manage such situations and problem as indicated in the discussion the two major recommendations that the government must use to resolve or mitigate this environmental issue includes  (1) Both the Federal government and State government of US has to jointly operate and work to make sure that in this way the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  gives out the full evidence of effects of air pollutant in neurodevelopment in order to asses the full cost of health effects that is caused by air pollution  (2) The government must expand the air monitoring process in places where children spend time the most in this way there will be indication of red where the pollution has to be optimized. In these two recommendations it is suggested that the US government bodies should focus on the expansion of the air monitoring process in places where children spend time the most as through this air pollution in such places can be optimized to decrease the impact of combustible air pollutants over the neurodevelopmental process of children (Payne-Sturges et al. 2019).

Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment

The stated article discusses the role of street trees in urban environments; it also discusses how the tree plantation programs in the urban developments are limited due to social and cultural barriers. It promotes the plantation of street trees for the vital role it plays in the ecosystem of urban development and bettering of air quality.  It is seen that trees play a major role in the betterment of urban environment while managing air pollution, air quality, noise regulations, soil quality and solid erosion. It points to the economic, social and environmental benefits that are there in the presence of street trees in urban development. The recommendation that has been given t the government body in the article includes (1) Creating awareness in relation to street tree plantation to make sure that the people get to know about the environmental social and economical benefits of street tree plantation so that they are encouraged to plant tree for urban wellbeing. (2) Gathering the entire stakeholder in the urban environmental project to make sure that impact and effect of stress tree plantation is discussed to promote the process in the future.  Based on these recommendations the government should focus on the recommended action of Creating awareness in relation to street tree plantation this will help in street tree plantation and preservation on a wide scale (Salmond et al. 2016).

 

References

Payne-Sturges, D., Marty, M., Perera, F., Miller, M., Swanson, M., & Ellickson, K. et al. (2019). Healthy Air, Healthy Brains: Advancing Air Pollution Policy to Protect Children’s Health. American Journal Of Public Health, 109(4), 550-554. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2018.304902

Salmond, J., Tadaki, M., Vardoulakis, S., Arbuthnott, K., Coutts, A., & Demuzere, M. et al. (2016). Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment. Environmental Health, 15(S1). doi: 10.1186/s12940-016-0103-6

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