Environmental Pollution : The Biggest World Problems We Are Facing

1194 Words Mar 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Environmental pollution is one of the biggest world problems we are facing. There are many different environmental pollution such as, air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution. The main contributors for air pollution are human-made pollutants due to activities like combustion, construction; mining, agriculture and warfare are significant. Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Soil pollution is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. It is typically caused by industrial activity, agricultural chemicals, or improper disposal of waste. Those pollutions cause physical disabilities, psychological, and behavioral disorders in people and animals.

Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. It occurs when the air contains a harmful amount of gases, dust, fumes and odor. Air pollution is the most prominent and dangerous form of pollution. It occurs due to many reasons. Excessive burning of fuels, driving and other industrial activities, and burning coals cause air pollution. Smoke from chimneys, factories, vehicles or burning of wood basically occurs due to coal burning. This releases sulfur dioxide into the air making it toxic. Sulfur dioxide and hazardous gases into the air cause global warming and acid rain, which in turn have increased temperatures, erratic rains…
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