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  1. Pollution

  2. What is Pollution? • Is the introduction of contaminants into an environment.

  3. General Effects: • Instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms therein.

  4. Forms of Pollution • Chemical substances, or energy, such as noise, heat, or light energy .

  5. Classification Can be foreign substances or energies. • Contaminants • Pollutants Naturally occurring, when they exceed natural levels.

  6. Environment Pollution • Water • Air • Soil

  7. Water pollution • fertilizers, oil, solvents, cleaning products and painting • Water used to cool off the machinery of an industry. • Organic matter • i.e. volcanic eruptions • Toxic • Thermal • Organic • Ecological

  8. Examples:

  9. Consequences: • Acid rain

  10. Soil Pollution Soil Degradation • Desertification • Pollution

  11. What is Desertification? • Process in which fertile soils in semi-arid regions lose their capability to sustain as much or even.

  12. Examples:

  13. Air Pollution • The release of harmful contaminants or substances.

  14. Main Pollutants • Ozone • Particulate Matter • Carbon monoxide • Nitrogen Oxides • Sulfur dioxide • Lead

  15. Effects: • Ecosystems • Reduction of visibility • Global warming • Health: • Irritation and inflammation • Breathing difficulties • Lung damage • Heart disease • Vision problems • Premature death

  16. What can we do?