Each year, millions of tons of toxic chemicals are released into the air we breathe; be that from factories, car fumes or electronic devices.
Unfortunately, our exposure to them is unavoidable – since they’re present in the air around us, as well as the water that fills the oceans. They’re harmful to both humans and wildlife, and have shown to be a causing factor of a range of diseases.
Not only that, but chemicals are also significantly reducing the lifespan of the earth. Its temperature has risen over the past few decades, and its protective layer (ozone layer) has begun to tear. This means we’re more at risk of exposure to radiation from the sun.
Although the production of these chemicals is unlikely to ever stop, we can help to reduce their impact on the environment. Organic gardening is good for environmental health, and is something we can do from the comfort of our own home. It has also shown to reduce the levels of dangerous pollutants.
So how, exactly, is gardening good for environmental health?