Environmental Pollution And Its Effects On The Environment

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Environmental pollution is one of the biggest problems the world faces today. Pollution troubles humans economically, physically, and everyday of our lives. The outbreak of diseases is linked to the contamination of the environment; however, most people do not know about this problem. This fact shows that increasing environmental pollution needs to be taken care of a soon as possible, not only for the good of the environment, but also for the people that live in it. “Although environmental pollution can be caused by natural events such as forest fires and active volcanoes, use of the word pollution generally implies that the contaminants have an anthropogenic source—that is, a source created by human activities” ("Pollution."). Many factors explain why environmental pollution has become such a large issue in the world. Air and water pollution has been caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Most of the rivers are polluted and ninety percent of urban water bodies are polluted. Half of china does not have access to clean water. Regulations are passed to regulate pollution, but they are not monitored. The Chinese government deals with the punishment of pollution, it spends two hundred billion dollars each year on pollution problems (Desonie 35). However, if the people of the world were to act on this problem, it would definitely help both the environment and the people. There are many activities that can be done by both the common citizen to the governments of the world, which
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