Controversial Environmental Issue Topics For Essays

Essay on Water Quality and Environmental Health

In the modern world the problem of the reliable water supply is extremely important because the water resources are widely exploited and water is used in different fields of human activities. In fact, the life of human beings is impossible without water but nowadays water is used not only simply to provide people with the essential substance they consume to survive but it is also widely used in agriculture and different industries. As a result, the water, being widely used, is naturally deteriorating in quality and decreasing in quantity because the water used in agriculture and industries is often impossible to recycle or filter to make it drinkable. In such a situation, the problem of scarcity of water as the vitally important product seems to be quite real. Continue reading →

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Essay on Solid Waste Management and Environmental Health

The problem of the effective solid waste management is very important nowadays and the solution of this problem is necessary not only to the safety of human environment but to human health as well. At the same time, it is necessary to underline that often a little attention is paid to this problem and the solid waste are often disposed improperly. What is more, this problem is considered to be less important than the problem of proper disposal of other types of waste, such as radioactive. However, the danger and potential threat of solid waste often remains underestimated. Continue reading →

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Environmental Pollution Essay: Which is Worse Noise Pollution or Radon Pollution

Question:In terms of the overall human health impacts in the community, which problem do you feel is worse, noise pollution or radon pollution? Why? Be sure to justify your position with evidence from the literature.

Pollution of all kinds and in all its manifestations has already threatened the whole humanity and made the scholars discuss various global problems, their formation forces, present conditions and possible consequences of the issues and ways of their solution. Noise and radon pollution are among the burning issues that touch upon everyone irrespective of his or her place of living, age or occupation. Continue reading →

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Radon Safety Essay

Situation:Radon gas emits Alpha particles which may cause lung cancer if inhaled by an individual. Several friends of yours are purchasing a new home in an area where you understand that radon gas may be common.

Question:What advice would you give to your friends who are considering purchasing a new home in an area where radon gas levels may be high? One of the friends suggests that inexpensive tests can be performed and most problems can be remediated. Do you agree?

As a matter of fact people come across different dangers every minute of their life and often they even do not realize that they avoided some risk by turning right or left and not going ahead, for instance. If my friends decide to purchase a house or a flat in the area where their health may be at risk and radon may be common, I will surely try to dissuade them from doing that because health is the most precious thing a person has. One should never neglect it for any reason because no material benefit in choosing a flat or house will do good if the main principle of welfare: safe life is not followed. Continue reading →

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Noise Control Essay

Situation:You have been notified that there is a case before City Council to approve a new nightclub in your neighborhood. The owners of the proposed nightclub have operated several other clubs in your city. They have a reputation for being insensitive to those who live nearby in the community.

Question:What restrictions would you recommend the city require the new nightclub to meet before granting an approval? Should hearing protection be worn by employees?

Noise constantly interferes with people’s activity and rest, they are deprived of full-fledged rest and sleep, it seems their private life is no longer private as they are continuously disturbed with noise, so called unwanted sounds. This problem is very actual for those living in multi-storied buildings with poor acoustic system. People live in zones which do not ensure acoustic comfort to residents. More than 30 % are exposed at night to such noise levels which are disturbing to sleep. It is no surprise that annoyance to community noise is widespread among citizens (Lambert & Vallet,1994). Continue reading →

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Environmental Essay on Swimming Pools

SITUATION:If your goal is to protect the health of swimmers at a local recreational pool, would you recommend using ozonation or chlorination for treatment? Why? Please be sure to support your position with evidence.

The safety of swimming pools is traditionally very important since they are used by people of different ages and the presence of some dangerous elements may affect the least protected swimmers, such as children or elderly people. This is why the treatment of water in swimming pools should be highly effective. At the same time, it should be said that traditionally to treat swimming pool water effectively chlorination is used, though, there are some alternatives which are considered to be safer for human health, such as ozonation. Continue reading →

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Environmental Essay on Housing & Habitability

SITUATION:You are an environmental health inspector asked to investigate problems at a local apartment complex. There is lead-based paint peeling from the walls, and mold growing on the walls. Summarize the public health hazard and what may be done to control it.

The place where people live is extremely important since it produces a profound impact on their health. In such a situation, it is extremely important that homes where people live were really safe and environmentally friendly. However, in recent years, in the result of the use of technologies that may be potentially dangerous and ignorance of such problem as mold may lead to serious problems of tenants. Continue reading →

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Essay on Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Situation A:Plans for a proposed landfill expansion in your city include a recycling facility and a green waste processing facility. The operators of the facility propose to use processed green waste as a daily cover material for the landfill. They claim that using shredded green waste for landfill cover would reduce the amount of dirt required to be hauled in for cover.

Question 1:In your opinion, would the use of green waste in landfills be helpful? Or, would it create problems for the community? Explain.

The recycling and processing of wastes is really important, especially nowadays, when the environment pollution is growing creating a serious threat to human health (Suid 1993). It should be pointed out that landfill expansion traditionally provokes a strong opposition from the part of the community since it increases the risk of being affected by the wastes. On the other hand, often there is practically no other choice but to expand landfills because many communities grow, industry progresses and the quantity of wastes is constantly increasing. In such a situation, there are few alternatives to landfills expansion. This is why the primary task of the operators of such facilities is to make them really safe to the health of people living nearby. Continue reading →

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Essay on Air Quality and Environmental Health

Air pollution is one of the greatest problems nowadays because it can cause numerous health problems, especially in urban areas. There was invented special Air Quality Index by EPA to measure the air quality and find out six major air pollutants, which influence our health. The two pollutants, ground-level ozone and airborne particles, endanger our lives greatly. Ground-level ozone can be the reason of such a disease as asthma, and it can easily increase the number of asthma attacks. It happens because ozone reduces lung functions and the person can feel shortness of breath, wheeze or tightness in the chest. It is one of the main irritators of the respiratory system and, as a result, it causes coughing, sore throat and other irrigative feelings. Continue reading →

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Mosquitoes Essay

At first glance, mosquitoes do not seem to be dangerous, but, in actuality, they may expose people to a great danger since they can transmit serious diseases, such as encephalitis, which can threaten to human health and even life. In such a situation, it is extremely important to prevent such problems and spread of the infections diseases through mosquitoes. In this respect, the ample information about the potential danger of mosquitoes is one of the major conditions of the prevention of any problems caused by these insects. Continue reading →

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    I like this

  • aidan 8 weeks ago

    can you add topics about pitching

  • Virginia Kearney 4 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ryan--I'll add some! Good idea! My students are mostly between 18-22, but many students writing argument essays are older.

  • Ryan 4 months ago

    I love your articles, they are really helpful to me.

    Virginia, Could you help me think of an argumentative topic about retirement age? I do not know how to write about it!

    THANK YOU

  • bill 4 months ago

    wow thanks virginia, this really helped me out!!!!

  • Virginia Kearney 4 months agofrom United States

    Hi Stephen-I have several articles that tell you all of the steps you need to know for writing your argument paper. Just look at my profile or look at the articles linked to the side.

  • Stephen 4 months ago

    Ammmm can u tell me how or what to do after I chose a topic like getting info.

  • I LOVE RESEARCH 4 months ago

    wow, quite impressive. keep up the good work!! :)))))))))))

  • marisol 4 months ago

    this really helped me

  • aziza 4 months ago

    I would like to thank you so so much for these great topics.

  • Shaleeta 6 months ago

    This is a great resource. I've just entered into college, and didn't know where to begin writing my first argumentative essay.

    Thanks so much - voted up :)

  • Kennedy 6 months ago

    Do you know or have you written of anything to do with the argumentative essay of "should smoking be banned" because I have to do essays with research and I need some reliable sites

  • Virginia Kearney 6 months agofrom United States

    Hi Aashi! I'm glad that younger students are finding my work too. Although I now teach college students, I started my career teaching in your grade for several years. I will have to put together some topics for primary grade students. Until then, you might want to look at my High School Topics, which have many ideas which are good for your age too.

  • Aashi 6 months ago

    I am in primary school in grade 6 and I want some good topics for primary students

  • Badass 8 months ago

    Good job making this page

  • Thea 8 months ago

    I don't know what to do at first. I was clueless and was browsing for answers but none of them made sense except for this. Thank you very much!

  • love 9 months ago

    I think the ideas are wonderful and are very helpful!

  • Beth 9 months ago

    I am a Junior in high school and I have to write an argumentative paper. Your insight on how to do so has been extremely helpful. I wanted to thank you for your intelligence on how to write an argumentative paper.

  • Ocean 11 months ago

    Thanks! This website was very useful for picking out a topic for my essay. Again, thank you for helping me out!

  • King of Stuff 13 months ago

    I find this website very interesting and helpful. Thank you for making it! Your tips on writing essays is really helping me out.

    Thanks!

  • Mr. fluffypants 13 months ago

    I love this article. You have helped me with my school essay. Thank you!

  • letter pile 13 months ago

    I LOVE this website!!!! Thank you so much for writing it! It has helped me so much!

  • Virginia Kearney 14 months agofrom United States

    Hi Nataly! You are welcome to shift the focus of the questions to whether governments should take action. My questions and topic ideas are just a starting point. I teach my students that there are a variety of ways to solve problems and one of those is by having governments or larger groups take action. However, I want my students to focus more on how they and their audience can personally take responsibility and action, so often my questions are more locally written. In my class, I focus on having my students address a very particular audience in their persuasive essays because effective arguments come from really thinking carefully about the viewpoint of the other person and developing points that would persuade that person. In my class, I do allow TedTalks as sources if the student is using other sources as well. However, I don't think all professors do accept that type of source. Most people who do TedTalks have written out their arguments in papers or books, so I'd suggest you research to see if there is an online paper you can cite as well.

  • Nataly 14 months ago

    Hello, Virginia!

    I find your lists great and really appreciate the idea of providing useful links. Still, I would rather shift the focus of some questions so that they ask students to think more globally, from the point of view of the state and the society. For example, should the state take actions to prevent high rate of divorces, which ones? Are people in developed states responsible for providing water and food to the starving people around the globe?, etc. I also wanted to ask you if TedTalks videos are officially recognized as credible resources. Have you ever heard of any cases when professors forbid to use it? Thank you for a good work!

  • Hulya Gulyurt 15 months ago

    This helped me so much with my homework, thank you!

  • Abdul 15 months ago

    Great Efforts ...Well done

  • kk 15 months ago

    i am a kid

  • vashan 17 months ago

    should guns be allowed on school campus

  • Virginia Kearney 19 months agofrom United States

    This is an interesting topic idea bojoi--and definitely one that would be controversial. I'd love to hear how you would develop your thesis.

  • preetyradd 20 months ago

    i think this is cool i got a good grade on my essay thanks

  • Kanwal asif 20 months ago

    Thank u so much God bless u

  • Virginia Kearney 23 months agofrom United States

    Glad this will help you three keys!

  • Threekeys 23 months agofrom Australia

    Hi Virginia

    Im about to try out your suggestions in this great article. Im excited to see what the outcome will be in how I take a more pointed or comprehensive approach in a "written debate" so to speak. Thanks so much!

  • djazira k 2 years ago

    Thank you it is really helpful.

  • kamila 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for the topics

  • Trisha Roberts 3 years agofrom Rensselaer, New York

    Love the great ideas! Absolutely love the list you shared with us. Thank you so much for this Article!

  • Kalai 3 years agofrom Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    Sometimes i find that the most easy or obvious topic the hardest to argue about. The less the words the greater the headache. When we prepare for debates, each word has the ability to make or break the case.

  • Rae Saylor 4 years agofrom Australia

    What an interesting range of ideas and tips! Massive thanks for writing this, pal! Voted up :)

  • Eiddwen 4 years agofrom Wales

    A great hub Victoria ;thanks for sharing and I vote up.

    Eddy.

  • Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    This is very useful to those who must teach essay writing (and to those who must write them). I know I will be using this next time I teach English Comp. Voted up++

  • ExpectGreatThings 4 years agofrom Illinois

    Wow! This is a very impressive list and great instructions. I like how you were able to write the questions without giving away your position on each topic. - Ginger

  • Eric Dierker 4 years agofrom Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Very interesting. Fun ideas and great food for thought.

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