Ana Theresa Williams BSN RN
My nephew who is now enrolled in Grade 11 at Ateneo de Davao University shared to me their website called Amihan Org. It is a page that calls the attention of everyone to protect our environment from pollution.
I truly admire the way the group of my nephew created such page through Facebook without any bias because he’s my relative but rather out of logic and keen judgment.
Out of enthusiasm, I shared it also to all my doctor friends, fellow nurses, journalists and other ordinary individuals from all walks of life. But amazingly, NOT all my doctor friends or former classmates, including some journalists showed similar concern over such common critical issue like on pollution. Instead, they blocked me in their FB messenger because maybe they think that what I sent to them as a private message was a chain letter when it was absolutely not.
However, what they don’t understand was that it was actually a very interesting topic that my nephew and his group was able to catch up or create and ponder. These people, on the other hand, who are so cold about the environment’s situation simply don’t care about their health and the impact of what pollution can offer to them.
On a positive note, one of my relatives told me that it’s so amazing for such age to get involved and show concern over our environment. She admired the sincerity of my nephew’s group other than having it as one of their projects in school.
Another medical doctor (actually more than three of them) told me that it was a great job done and they all gave my nephew a big thumbs up sign.
Of course, together with my husband, we also gave our nephew and his classmates in the group another big thumbs up sign as well as a five-star rating for such excellent work on a particular issue and concern that they have raised.
Do you really want to respire or expire? That’s a very touchy question wherein a lot of people can be guilty of it.
Everyone wants to live longer by being healthy and not sickly. But, sometimes maybe because of the immaturity of the person, he or she prefers to solve the problems in life through cigarette smoking. It’s a constant struggle for those who have been addicted to nicotine that you can find in every cigarette stick.
Then here’s more to pollution: the smoke belching vehicles. I thought that our authorities in the government have been working on this concern like arresting the law violators regarding smoke belching. But unfortunately, the law wasn’t that strict enough to implement such thing. In this case, everyone needs to wear gas masks. Say what? A gas mask. Not just a surgical mask or cloth mask because you can still inhale the pollutants and cause you to suffer further from respiratory tract problems like asthma, lung cancer related to second-hand smoke, chronic bronchitis, and many more health problems.
Similarly, factories too that emit pollution to our environment. This should always be closely monitored by the authorities concerned.
As what my husband mentioned in his post at Amihan Org., “What does God The Heavenly Father wants us to do regarding the earth? He gave us dominion over the earth.. God wants us to take care of the earth. So DON’T POLLUTE THE EARTH because it’s a sin. Polluting the earth and the air will only hurt the animals, plants, fishes, corals in the ocean, and people. Think about what you do before you do it. “
Healthwatching: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9