Environmental Pollolution And The Causes Of Pollution
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Environmental Pollution and the causes of pollution
Environmental pollution is defined as the undesirable change in the biological, physical, and chemical characteristics of our land, air and water. The fast urbanization, population, rapid industrializations, and other human activities e.g. agriculture and deforestation etc; earth became overloaded with various and diverse pollutants that are released as by-products. Pollutants are generally grouped under these classes:
• Biodegradable pollutants: Biodegradable pollutants are organic substances broken down by an activity of micro-organisms that enter into a biogeochemical cycle; E.g. of such pollutants is domestic waste products, urine and feacal matter, agricultural residue, sewage, paper, wood and cloth etc
• Non- Biodegradable pollutants: Non-biodegradable pollutants are stronger chemical bondage they do not break down into simpler matter and harmless products. They…show more content… At Home:
• Avoid using chemical pesticides or fertilizers in your yard and garden. Fertilizers are a source of nitrous oxides, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Try to use organic products instead.
• Plant trees and encourage other to plant trees as well. Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and filter out air pollution. During warmer days, trees provide cool air, unnecessary use of energy on air conditioning is avoided, hence the air pollution.
• Try to stop smoking; at home, at office or at outside. Tobacco smoking not only deteriorates self’s health, it affects others health too.
• Compost your yard waste instead of burning it. Outdoor burning is not advisable, as it pollutes air. Breathing this smoke is bad for you, your family and your neighbors. Plus, you can use the compost in your