Pollution and Society
*By Osanyinpeju* Aisha
We all know that pollution in our world effects two essential aspects of our planet: air and water. Although their pollutants are emitted in completely different ways, they both harm living organisms. Air pollution is predominately emitted though t
Alberto A. Ortiz
May 13, 2010
Pollution is all around us, everywhere we go, every day we experience some sort of pollution. Babies in the womb are more vulnerable than their mothers to DNA harm from air pollution, in spite of the additional protection that the placenta is thought t
October 21, 2009
The average person breathes about three thousand gallons of air per day. Imagine if that air was dirty? Most of us take for granted the air we breathe, and don’t even realize that we are breathing in toxins. Most of us aren’t even aware
The most significant health problem caused by noise pollution is hearing loss (see Deafness). Any noise appreciably louder than talking can damage the delicate hair cells in the cochlea, the structure in the inner ear that converts sound waves into auditory nerve signals. The initial damage to th
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Raw sewage and industrial waste flows across international borders New River passes from Mexicali to Calexico, California.
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, ground
Air pollution comes from both natural and man made sources. Though globally man made pollutants from combustion, construction, mining, agriculture and warfare are increasingly significant in the air pollution equation.
Motor vehicle emissions are one of the leading causes of air pollution.[11
Water Pollution Strategies and Solutions
Water covers approximately over 70% of the Earth's surface. Water is the most valuable natural resource that exists on our planet. With out the obviously invaluable compound of hydrogen and oxygen, life on Earth would be non-
Pollution, contamination of the environment by man-made substances or energy that have adverse effects on living or non-living matter. This contamination of air, water, or soil materials interferes with human health, the quality of life, or the natural functioning of ecosystems. In simple terms, pol
In the words of Odum, “Pollution is an undesirable change in physical, chemical or biological characteristics of air, water and soil that may or will adversely affect human life, industrial progress, living conditions and cultural assets.”
Types of Pollution:
1. Air Pollution
Pollution is contamination by a chemical or other agent that renders part of the environment unfit for intended or desired use. It deserves emphasis that the environment also refers to the place where you live. Natural processes have released toxic chemicals into the environment throughou
Pollution is the process whereby various harmful substances are added to the environment (land, water, air etc.) by human and natural activities.
The various types of pollution that exist are:
• air pollution
• water pollution
• land pollution
• noise pollution
Current Environmental Issues With Air Travel Today:
1. Hydrocarbon emissions (carbon dioxide):
a. During fueling and revving up and taxiing (when engines exhaust composition changes) there can be an increase in hydrocarbon emissions. Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Oxides, both components of ai
Noise Pollution in Cities
1. What is Noise Pollution?
2. What causes Noise pollution?
3. What are the effects of Noise pollution in cities?
4. Measures to control Noise pollution.
What is Noise Pollution?
Noise pollution is a type of energy pollution in which
Air pollution is actually the addition of any harmful substances to the atmosphere, which causes the damaging of the environment, human health and the quality of life. With the development in industry, came along the increase in air pollution, which occurs inside homes, schools, offic
Noise that Annoys: Regulating Unwanted Sound
In many developed countries, such as some member nations of the European Union, governments have stepped in to protect citizens from this aural assault with regulations that set maximum sound levels for construction equipment, vehicles, and airplanes. Sw
Imagine a world where you cannot go outside and breath fresh air, or a world where there is no fresh water to drink. It may be hard to imagine because everyone is so used to having these things readily available to them. These two things could end up being hard t
Pollution has been found to be present widely in the environment. There are a number of effects of this:
* Biomagnification describes situations where toxins (such as heavy metals) may pass through trophic levels, becoming exponentially more concentrated in the process.
Our planet is in great danger. The people of earth have wasted and misused the natural recourses of earth. Several plans have been developed to stop the abuse of earth. Environmental problems have become so complex that many individuals feel they can have no effect on them. Problems like oil spills,