- 2017年06月06日15:50 来源：小站整理
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Living in big cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree.(2014年3月1日真题)大城市生活有害健康。同意与否?
When it comes to the issue of health, some people argue that people are less healthy if they live in a metropolis, but others contend that living in big cities does not necessary lead to bad health. Personally speaking, I agree with the former.
To begin with, air quality in big cities is worse than that of other areas. It is commonly acknowledged that there is a larger population in big cities and correspondingly, there are a large number of vehicles in cities. Then, more gas is emitted by vehicles, the amount of which exceeds that of rural areas and citizens have to suffer from this. Therefore, urban dwellers’ body condition becomes worse as a result of worse air quality.
Furthermore, residents in cities may lack exercise. In cities, it is not uncommon to see people work overtime since they face severe competition. Then, a lot of employees may lack time for even normal physical activities like jogging and playing basketball, which decreases the general resistance of body. As a consequence, people in cities may be prone to some diseases, such as catching a cold.
Admittedly, some opponents argue that residents in urban areas enjoy a better medical service than other areas. However, they are oversimplifying a crucial issue. It is true that hospitals in cities may own more medical devices that can cure patients more effectively, but the fact is that it takes too much time for patients to make an appointment to see a doctor in a metropolis. It is ironic that, sometimes, during the period when a patient is waiting for a doctor, s/he recovers from his/her illness already. Therefore, the medical system in cities may not bring so many benefits to city dwellers due to its low efficiency.
In sum, living in big cities may affect people’s health, considering that residents suffer from worse air pollution and they do not have sufficient time for physical exercise.