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Pollution and Its Effects Pollution

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Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution not only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is among us all, but we continue to live our lives in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine the problems and solutions for this issue.

Automobiles are undeniable the greatest source of pollution. Cars and factories can release gases that pollute the air. Some of these dangerous gases are released when burning fossils fuels. Agriculture and factories can release chemicals that pollute river, lakes, and the sea. The animals that live in these places even the plants are destroyed by our carelessness. The noise pollution created by cars is immense. Another polluting effect of cars is the heat it creates. This heat makes it unpleasant to be near the car while it's running. And of course the most famous of the automobiles evils is the exhaust. The toxic fumes given off as a byproduct of the combustion engine are slowly deteriorating our lungs and our atmosphere. The exhaust is extremely toxic to human beings. But why do we continue to drive these walking time bombs. Some people will say it is progress, but the majority drives it for the convenience. Why walk four miles in four hours when you can drive the same miles in four minutes?

Another popular source of waste is the post-consumer market. When you take your garbage to a landfill, do you really think that you are getting rid of the problem? American citizens throw away millions of tons of garbage each year, and this trash has to go somewhere. While there are projects underway to clean and reuse, most of it gets dumped into huge landfills. Then all of the pollutants seep out and get into the water we drink , our oceans, our lakes, into our crops and kills all the plants,...