“What goes around, comes around” is an old saying that we all know. But how much do we really accept this fact? The way I see is, if we are ever afraid of happening to bear the consequences, we wouldn’t be doing most of the things we do today.

Thinking about a very simple fact, will a farmer spread agro-chemicals to his field if he accept that this poison can end up in his own plate and make him loose a kidney? Will a paint manufacturer mix up lead in paint if he accept that this lead can end up in his child’s toy and result in making him a permanent deaf? Well, I don’t think so….

Then, what do we lack? The knowledge on consequences of course! We don’t really know what our hazardous inputs to the environment can actually do to us. Because we haven’t seen what it has done so far, or do not pay heed as it is not relevant or has not affected “me and my family” so far. But is it true? Can we just wash our hands saying “not my problem”? When it comes back as an environmental disaster will it affect differently on “I didn’t do it people”?

So, let’s start to talk about causes and consequences. To step up in order to make a difference.

By admin

I am Chalani H.T. Rubesinghe (Bsc. Nat.sc., MSc Env. Sc.). Being an environmental officer was my destiny rather than my desire. My favorite area of study is environmental toxics. I have performed research on chemicals in the environment and in consumer items, also shared those findings with the general public, during my carrier as an environmental officer. This website is an extension to that work in which I share my interests and stories. Do leave a comment if you enjoyed this article.

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