Topics: Global warming, Pollution, Carbon dioxide Pages: 4 (1462 words) Published: May 2, 2013
“About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution,” (Lang) what do people think of when they hear pollution? Some would think of dirty skies and blackened waters or others would think of landfills. They are all correct, each one of those images is a sever pollution problem. (Socha) For the last several years the problem of too much pollution has been brought to public attention and small steps to stop it have been taken but the main causes of pollution are still there. Three main causes to pollution are the cars and machines people use, lack of use of renewable resources and the willingness people have to throw away their junk instead of recycling and to not help stop pollution. As always pollution has been defined as “The act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances.” is the definition of pollution. Even after understanding the definition there are still many levels of pollution. There can be pollution in your home that can be very dangerous even though it doesn’t affect the word as a whole much. There is a chance that the air in an office building can be 100 times more polluted than the air outside. Buildings like these are considered sick buildings because of poor ventilation or other problems. Poisonous unnoticeable gasses slowly fill the inside of the building and harm the people inside. (Socha) Copying machines and other Electrical appliances and even furniture can cause indoor pollution. If there is not proper ventilation then the chemicals these things realize can make a person seriously ill and even kill them. Pollution isn’t just tied down to a worldwide problem like global warming. Every person needs to consider the effects it could have on their lives. Pollution is everywhere and can affect anyone at any place. It ranges from littering to large droughts and global warming. If people think that the cause...
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