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Activity Discussion Environment Environmental issues

  • Aditi

    June 22, 2023 at 7:53 pm
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    Before talking about types of pollution let’s first know what pollution is . Pollution is the presence of harmful or contaminated substance which is present in your nature , environment or surrounding causing harm to the living beings . There are several types of pollution, namely:-
    (i) Air pollution- The release of harmful gases, particles, and contaminants into the atmosphere results in this type of pollution. Burning of fossil fuels, chemical reactions, and emissions from cars are some of the sources. Smog creation, respiratory illnesses, and climate change are all impacted by air pollution.
    (ii) Water Pollution-The poisoning of water sources like rivers, lakes, and oceans is referred to as “water pollution.” Waste from factories, sewage, waste from agriculture, and oil spills can all contribute to it. The destruction of aquatic systems, loss of the environment, and health risks for both humans and animals are caused by water pollution.
    (iii)Soil pollution-When contaminants including chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, and waste items enter into the soil, it causes soil contamination. Due to the negative impact of this pollution on soil fertility, crop yields are decreased, plant and animal life are harmed, and groundwater is contaminated.
    (iv)Noise Pollution-Noise pollution is the term used to refer to the excessive or disturbing noise levels in the environment that are frequently put on by transport, manufacturing, construction, and urbanization. Long-term exposure to loud noises can impair cognitive performance and cause stress, hearing loss, sleep disruptions, and sleep disorders.
    (v)Thermal Pollution-Thermal pollution is the term used when referring to the excessive heat that is released into lakes and rivers, often as the consequence of industrial activities and power plants. It may cause dissolved oxygen levels to drop, disturbing the balance of aquatic ecosystems and killing marine life.
    As we dug deep or study elaborately we will discover various types of pollutions which we are unaware of. As mention in the above para are the basic and very known type of pollution, which is being observed by the world.

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