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Everyone has the right to...
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a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing.
b) to have the environment protected for the benefit of future generations
i) prevent pollution and ecological degradation
ii) Promote conservation
iii) secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social developement.


If our environment is poisoned and polluted, the __________, _________ and ____________ will get sick.

people, animals and plants


What are seven of South Africa's most pressing environmental health problems?
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Air pollution
Water pollution
Soil erosion


Give a short description of air pollution.
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Air pollution reduces the quality of air we breath, causing illness of the lungs.


Give a short description of water pollution.

Water pollution reduces the quality of our water, often causing water borne diseases.


Give a short description of littering.

Littering makes our environment dirty and can destroy the natural habitats of animals.


Give a short description of soil erosion.

Soil erosion washes all the good soil away, making it impossible to grow food.


Give a short description of deforestation.

Deforestation gets rid of trees that are vital for renewing the air and making oxygen.


Give a short description of overcrowding.

Overcrowding places strain on the environment and often leads to soil, water and air pollution.


Give a short description of poaching.

Poaching kills off our wildlife, causing certain species to become endangered and even extinct.