What is an effect of pollution?

Pollution may muddy landscapes, poison soils and waterways, or kill plants and animals. Humans are also regularly harmed by pollution. Long-term exposure to air pollution, for example, can lead to chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer and other diseases.

What do you understand by environmental pollution?

Environmental pollution is defined as “the contamination of the physical and biological components of the earth/atmosphere system to such an extent that normal environmental processes are adversely affected.”

What are the major causes of environmental pollution?

21.3. Causes of environmental pollution

  • Urbanization and industrialization. Since the era of industrial revolution, man has continued to introduce hazardous materials into the environment at an alarming rate.
  • Mining and exploration.
  • Agricultural activities.
  • Burning of fossil fuels.
  • Particulate matter.
  • Plastics.

How can we prevent river pollution?

Let’s have a look at 30+ easy and simple ways that you can do to reduce the water pollution going on today.

  1. Use Less Plastic.
  2. Reuse Items.
  3. Recyclable Options.
  4. Do Not Dispose of Oils in the Sink.
  5. Cleaning Chemicals.
  6. Handle Toxic Chemicals Properly.
  7. Shop to Stop Water Pollution.
  8. Do Not Throw Away Medicines.

What are the effects of river pollution?

Bathing in contaminated river waters causes skin diseases, allergies, and other such ailments. Consuming polluted water can cause cancer, depletion of calcium from bones of humans and animals (Osteoporosis), loss of vision, impotence among men, sterility among women, Tuberculosis and other severe medical conditions.Aban 10, 1397 AP

What are the harmful effects of pollution?

Effects of Air Pollution High levels of air pollution can cause an increased risk of heart attack, wheezing, coughing, and breathing problems, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Air pollution can also cause worsening of existing heart problems, asthma, and other lung complications.Azar 28, 1395 AP

What is the main cause of river pollution?

Discharge of domestic and industrial effluent wastes, leakage from water tanks, marine dumping, radioactive waste and atmospheric deposition are major causes of water pollution. Heavy metals that disposed off and industrial waste can accumulate in lakes and river, proving harmful to humans and animals.Tir 22, 1396 AP

How does industry pollute the air?

Industries pollute air by releasing various toxic gases in the atmosphere such as carbon monoxide. Smoke is emitted by chemical and paper factories, refineries etc. The burning of fossil fuels also pollutes air.Tir 5, 1393 AP

How do industries pollute the environment explain with example?

Industries are responsible for four types of pollution – air, water, land, and noise pollution. Following are the various reasons: → Dumping of wastes especially, glass, harmful chemicals, industrial effluents, packaging, salts and other garbage render the soil useless.Esfand 9, 1394 AP