What is Pollution? • Is the introduction of contaminants into an environment.
General Effects: • Instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms therein.
Forms of Pollution • Chemical substances, or energy, such as noise, heat, or light energy .
Classification Can be foreign substances or energies. • Contaminants • Pollutants Naturally occurring, when they exceed natural levels.
Environment Pollution • Water • Air • Soil
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
Consequences: • Acid rain
Soil Pollution Soil Degradation • Desertification • Pollution
What is Desertification? • Process in which fertile soils in semi-arid regions lose their capability to sustain as much or even.
Air Pollution • The release of harmful contaminants or substances.
Main Pollutants • Ozone • Particulate Matter • Carbon monoxide • Nitrogen Oxides • Sulfur dioxide • Lead
Effects: • Ecosystems • Reduction of visibility • Global warming • Health: • Irritation and inflammation • Breathing difficulties • Lung damage • Heart disease • Vision problems • Premature death