Environment

In today's society the environment is a big problem. There are lots of types of pollutions today other than just air. Here are some just to name a few: home, air, water, ground, noise and radiation. It's about time we do something about it!

Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People produce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes can be in the form of gases or particulates. These substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles and to heat buildings. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution. Natural pollutants include dust, pollen, soil particles, and naturally occurring gases.

Water pollution is one of the most serious environmental problems. It occurs when water is contaminated by such substances as human and other animal wastes, toxic, chemicals, metals, and oils. Pollution can affect rain, rivers, lakes, oceans, and the water beneath the surface of the earth.

Ground pollution is the destruction of the earth's thin layer of healthy, productive soil, where much of our food is grown. Affects on our surface's water such as rivers, lakes, oceans and the water beneath the surface of the earth are also a part of ground pollution.

Home pollution could occur in homes when it is poorly designed to ventilate. Some home pollutants are tobacco smoke, gases from stoves and furnaces, household chemicals, small fiber particles, and hazardous fumes given off by building materials, including insulation, glue and paint.

Noise pollution usually occurs in big cities in most crowded areas. All the sirens, people, congestion, traffic and noise of cars around cities make up noise pollution.

Radiation pollution is caused by the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and from nuclear plants. Harmful chemical wastes make pollution. It is an invisible pollutant that can contaminate any part of the environment.

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