The video mentioned in PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV3xhE8mrO0
In summary, water pollution can affect and influence many things. From the politics and relations of different countries. To the health and prosparity of communites. Water pollution is a huge worldwide killer as well with an annual death toll of 500,000 and 297,000 of those people being children under 5. I chose this topic because even in our modern society people keep dying from diseases that were from polluted water. Water pollution is a form of pollution that people in Philadelphia especially tend to forget about or just not think much about it. I feel as though there needs to be more awareness around the impacts of water pollution.
I honestly picked this topic because it was the most interesting to me. When we learned about it in class I was really surprised that lead poisoning, especially in Philadelphia, was so common yet it was my first time hearing about it. You’d think this would be talked about more or something covered in school but unfortunately, it’s not. I would love to see this issue getting more exposure so the problem can be solved. I used a lot of knowledge from class and outside research so I wouldn’t do anything differently except, I could’ve started it earlier instead of waiting until the last minute. Overall, The research part was the most meaningful because I became more educated. Resources: Guardian News and Media. (2020, February 26). 'It was everywhere': how lead is poisoning America's poorest children. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/26/lead-poisoning-minorities-poor-americans#:~:text=In%20Philadelphia%2C%207.6%25%20of%20under,30%25%20of%20children%20were%20tested.
In this video, I talked about how Philadelphia's drinking water is contaminated with forever chemicals. I included the department that oversees Philadelphia's drinking water. In addition to that, I included the effects of the forever chemicals. I wanted to talk about it because even though the department that oversees Philadelphia drinking said it was fine, I still wanted to educate people to make sure they know what's in their water so they can make their own decisions. What I did well was giving the information on the side effects and how the water was contaminated. What I could have done differently is made the images better and speak more slowly. The most meaningful part of the experience of creating the PSA was gathering the information because it is crucial that people know this information for them to keep themselves in good health.
CBS Philly. (2020, January 24). Philadelphia Among Major US Cities With Elevated Levels Of ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Report Says. CBS Philly. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/01/24/philadelphia-among-major-us-cities-with-elevated-levels-of-forever-chemicals-report-says/ Kummer, F. (2021, May 17). PFAS found in 72% of drinking-water samples in Philly’s suburbs. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/pfas-pfoa-forever-chemicals-pennsylvania-philadelphia-20210317.html Miller, A. (2020, January 24). Philly Water Department refutes report claiming city’s drinking water is contaminated. PhillyVoice. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.phillyvoice.com/philadelphia-water-contaminated-chemicals-pfas-environmental-working-group-reports/#:~:text=The%20report%20found%20Philadelphia’s%20drinking,highest%20among%20the%20cities%20tested.&text=The%20department%20said%20its%20PFAS%20le Sneed, A. (2021, January 22). Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water. Scientific American. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/forever-chemicals-are-widespread-in-u-s-drinking-water/#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Centers%20for%20Disease,chemicals%20and%20many%20health%20concerns%E2%80%94
This video talks about plastic pollution in Pennsylvania but more specifically in Chester and Philadelphia. I discussed how China's recycling ban has affected both cities. I chose this topic because I thought it was interesting how what we do in Philadelphia is negatively impacting another community and we don't even know it. Research wise I did well I was able to find a documentary about this and read several articles. I do think I could've included more information about how this affects Philadelphia and maybe been a little more creative. The most meaningful part of this PSA was learning how these people have to live because our government doesn't want to spend money. Hearing how much their health has been affected due to decisions they have no control over is sad and nobody seemingly wants to help.
In my video, I talked about the impacts of lead poisoning on children because they are the most vulnerable to it and also the impact lead has on the environment. I talked about the serious health consequences lead poisoning has on children because they're still developing. I then talked about how the environment is also affected by lead when lead gets into soil or water. I also talked about solutions to combat the impacts of lead on people and the environment. I chose this topic because I'm interested in public health and is an issue that not only greatly impacts the environment but it seriously impacts children. It's an issue that needs more action and awareness from the statistics I've seen about the number of cases of lead poisoning every year. Something I did well was tackle the impact lead poisoning has on children and how it happens but I could've talked about adult lead poisoning though too. I also think I did a good job with doing research but I feel like I could've included more if I were to make it longer and get more in-depth. For me, the most meaningful part of the experience of making this PSA was getting to make a PSA about something I'm passionate about learning about.
Sources: Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Basic Information about Lead Air Pollution. EPA.gov. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.epa.gov/lead-air-pollution/basic-information-about-lead-air-pollution Lakhani, N. (2020, February 26). ‘It was everywhere’: how lead is poisoning America’s poorest children. Theguardian.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/26/lead-poisoning-minorities-poor-americans Mayo Clinic. (2019, December 20). Lead Poisoning. Mayoclinic.org. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717
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Provide a summary of the contents of your video and a rationale for why YOU chose this topic, in paragraph form. The topic I am talking about is Water pollution. If you drink the water pollution it can cause your to disease like bacteria and viruses from human and animal waste, which happens from polluted drinking water. It can affect humans and animals. There are solutions. Right now most of us have platforms. Platforms are an easy way to spread awareness and share more information about what’s happening. There are also programs, organizations that you can research. There are organizations focused on providing clean water to the poorest communities. So it’s important to talk about these issues.
What did you do well and what could you have done differently? I did well talking about the issue and showing pictures. I wish I could differently is I wish I could put videos.
What was the most meaningful part of the experience of creating the PSA? Is learning about the issue and how important that everyone should be speaking about it so we can help our environment
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