After reading the article, a few things stuck out to me. One of the main things that stuck out to me was that the City of Philadelphia is so eager to punish those who haven't fixed the lead levels in homes, but isn't at all eager to try and fix the issue. For example, in Kensington, some of its soil tested 25 times than the federal limit deems "safe for kids." This isn't something that should still be happening. I am also wondering what it will take for the City of Philadelphia to actually step in and fix the issue.
The article surprised me because I was unaware that Philadelphia had a lead problem. My research into Juniata Park backed up the article's statement that lead poisoning is most common in Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. I don't think it is right that people living in poverty have to then deal with the possible exposure to lead. It is clear that landlords don't care to update the homes they are renting out because it saves them money. Many people in Juniata park are living in homes that could cause lead poisoning. Children of Juniata Park not only are be subjected to lead in their homes but at school too. It is unfair that not only adults but children to have to be in places that are unsafe for them because of their social status.
I never knew lead poisoning was big in Philadelphia which was very surprising. This problem should be really exposed to everyone because this can put a lot of people, especially children, are in danger. I honestly home there will be some type of change because it's very sad.
In this project we looked at the impact of led traces left in water and it’s impact on youth.
Reading about lead poisoning from the article was really shocking to me because I had never heard of this issue until now. It’s really sad to know that 1-5 children under 6 years old are affected by lead poisoning, and I wish landlords and other officials of the Philadelphia area would care more about the health of youth.
This info-graphic assignment taught me that cities I spend time in are affected by the sad truth of lead poisoning. Lead poisoning is serious and we should all think to ask our parents if we are affected or if we have family that's affected so we can give them the support they need.
Everything that we do in life has a cause and has an affect. In maintaining sustainability in our ecosystem for the future we have to start being mindful of our actions because so. Instead of using your car everyday try walking, and instead of using regular light bulbs, use solar powered ones. These small changes can go a long way but we have to take the initiative and make it happen. I say the earth spheres affect each other in just the way they interact. For example water in the lake (hydrosphere) gets into the cliff walls behind the dam, becoming groundwater (geosphere), or evaporating into the air (atmosphere). So there are many ways they interact and affect each other.
The Earth systems affect each other by producing events that can cause changes to occur in one or more of the spheres, and/or an event can be the effect of changes in one or more of Earth's four spheres. An understanding in environmental science can aid in natural disasters by gaining knowledge about how each one occurs and what safety measures need to be taken in order for fewer deaths to occur. In order to create a sustainable future, we need to produce methods that allow us to reduce our resource consumption so that we don't damage our environment.
The earth systems affect each other because they all have subsystems interact with each other to be apart of the climate, they cause some geological processes and to be a part of life all over the Earth. They also protect each other and pass down energy to each process. An understanding of environmental science can help aid in handling natural disasters because it gives us a better insight into what can be hurtful and can cause these natural diseases we can also know what helps these disasters. In the future, we can try to be more eco-friendly with our everyday products and just making sure we understand the effect of the things we continue to do. We can also promote a healthy environment more and stop things like pollution