The Pros And Cons Of Pollution

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Pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other contaminants that can cause adverse change into the natural environment. Pollution has been an issue that humans have faced since the discovery of fire in the prehistoric era. In recent times, due to an immense increase in population and the introduction of various energy practices, pollution has become a topic of conflict and interest. After a drastic rise in pollution levels, discussion on ways to reduce the amount of manmade contaminants released into the environment has been on the minds of experts and citizens all over the world alike. From the well known types of pollution, such as air and water pollution; to the lesser known ones, such as noise and thermal pollution; all types of pollution…show more content…
With the invention of a variety of technologies in today’s age, it is typical to hear constant noises, especially in developed countries where loud machinery is more readily available. Whether it is the whooshing of a plane flying overhead, the honking of horns on a local highway, the drilling of the building being constructed down the street, or the humming of the electronics throughout a home, the sounds that pollute cities and country-sides alike fill the air at all times. While the idea of noise pollution does not appear to be as detrimental as air and water contamination or anything but a minor disruption, there are lasting effects of this form of corruption, including the loss of hearing in many individuals and the agitation of wildlife animals. This perpetuating noise is even stronger in cities, such as New York City where “85 percent of all the calls to [the city’s] quality-of-life complaint line are about noise” ("N.Y., Other Cities Confront Noise Pollution"). In certain cities throughout the United States, “quiet hours” have been implemented at specific times of the night in order to reduce some levels of noise pollution at those times. However, with both the dull and loud noises of the technology present today, eliminating severe noise pollution is a difficult
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