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Environmental Pollution and Its Effects

One of the greatest problems that the world is


facing today is that of environmental pollution,
increasing with every passing year and causing
grave and irreparable damage to the earth.
Environmental pollution consists of five basic types
of pollution:
1) air
2) Water
3) Soil
4) Noise
5) light.

Air pollution is cause by the injurious


smoke emitted by cars, buses, trucks,
trains, and factories, namely sulphur
dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen
oxides.

Water pollution caused industrial waste products


released into lakes, rivers, and other water bodies,
has made marine life no longer hospitable.
Humans pollute water with flowers, ashes and
other household waste. In many rural areas one
can still find people bathing and cooking in the
same water, making it incredibly filthy.

Noise pollution, soil pollution and light


pollution too are the damaging the
environment at an alarming rate. Noise
pollution include aircraft noise, cars, buses,
and trucks, vehicle horns, loudspeakers,
and industry noise.

Soil contamination is a result of acid rain,


polluted water, fertilizers, which leads to
bad crops. Soil contamination occurs when
chemicals are released by spill or
underground storage tank leakage which
releases heavy contaminants into the soil.
These may include hydrocarbons, heavy
metals, herbicides, pesticides and
chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Light Pollution includes light trespass, overillumination and astronomical interference.

POLLUTION IN MEXICO
Most of the human
pollution in Mexico is
generated by vehicles
and other uses of
fuels and the
electricity generating
plants

The most polluted


towns in Mexico
In less than three
years, the pollution
cost the country 14
billion pesos, and in
the same period
more than 19,000

THE IMECA WAS CREATED


WITH THE AIM TO MAKE THE
PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE
LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION.
THIS THROUGH THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF A
SCALE EQUAL FOR ALL
POLLUTANTS FOR THEIR
ABILITY TO CAUSE
DISCOMFORT TO THE
HUMAN BEING. IT IS THE
ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING
SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF

What is
Pollution?

Pollution
Pollution occurs when
pollutants contaminate the
natural surroundings;
which brings about
changes that affect our
normal lifestyles adversely.

Pollutants are the key elements or


components of pollution which are
generally waste materials of
different forms.

Pollution disturbs our ecosystem and the


balance in the environment. With
modernization and development in our lives
pollution has reached its peak; giving rise to
global warming and human illness.

Pollution occurs in
different forms; air,
water, soil, radioactive,
noise, heat/ thermal and
light.
Let us discuss the
different types of
pollutions, their causes
and effects on mankind
and the environment as
a whole.

Effects of Pollution

Effects of Pollution

1.Environment
Degradation:
Increase the CO2 = smog.
Restrict sunlight = no photosynthesis.
sulfur, dioxide and nitrogen oxide = acid rain.
Death of species.

2.- Human Health:


Several respiratory problems
Chest pain
Congestion
Throat inflamation
Cardiovascular disease
Skin irritations Hearing loss
stress
sleep disturbance
Cancer
Premature death

3.-Global Warming
Trees are cut.
CO2= leads to melting of polar ice caps
Death species
Danger for the people.

5. Infertile Land:
Insecticides and pesticides
=
The soil may become infertile

Affects the quality of soil.

Effects of the pollution


in the society

The pollution affect in:

Pollution causes Deaths in all the


world

The ten worst polluting countries


in the world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vVW1VEvHFI
You can see the video right here in the link.

Air pollution caused the death of seven million people


worldwide in 2012.
Environmental Pollution Effects on Humans
We know that pollution causes not only physical
disabilities but also psychological and behavioral
disorders in people.