Study shows that the number of toxins released into the environment in Virginian in 2018 was lower than the previous year by around 1%
Richmond, VA, USA / April 15th, 2019/
Last week, the Virginia Department for Environmental Quality released statistics showing that the overall amount of toxins released into the environment decreased again last. This is great news for Virginians, who have seen toxins levels in Virginia decrease by 51% over the last 15 years.
The statistics showed that chemicals released into the air were reduced by 13% and chemicals released into the water and into the land reducing by as much as 17%
The DEQ Director David Paylor said about the change that "This significant downward trend reflects Virginia's continuing efforts to eliminate or reduce pollution at the source of generation. This positive trend is an encouraging sign that all sectors of Virginia's government, business, industry, and citizens are adopting pollution prevention measures as part of everyday activities."
These statistics are great news for Virginians, as the state has in the past been named as one of the top 15 most polluted states in the US. However, in recent year, projects and departments in Virginia have made significant efforts to reduce air and water pollution in the state to make it more of a healthy and safe home for their citizens.
Reduction in water and air pollution could also pave the way for locally sourced food products such as vegetables and
mushrooms to become free from contamination and harmful toxins.
For Virginians, the continued decrease in the number of toxins released is a positive thing, but more can still be done by departments and environmental projects across the state to reduce the level of pollutants and improve the quality of life for those living in Virginia.
According to WHO 4.2 million deaths every year as are a result of exposure to ambient air pollution. This is much more of a prevalent issue in countries like India and China, that suffer from pollution levels which can severely endanger the health of their citizens, but it should also be a big consideration for people living in small towns and states across America.
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