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Pollution

Pollution

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POLLUTION
By: Christopher Molina
 
What does it really mean?
P
ollution is the name of a presence in orintroduction into a type of environment of asubstance or thing that has harmful orpoisonous effects
.
Air pollution
is caused by: the
chemicals released
by the
factories
,
car,
etc.The amount of fuels burntcauses
massive increase
of 
carbon dioxide
resulting in
global warming
, which causes
Deforestation
.CFCs in the atmosphere forminga hole and making more uv raysto come to earth .The
two main categories of waterpollution.
The first type of pollution is called
P
ointsource pollution
such as
sewage pipes
that empty
polluted water into the river
and farmland.The second type is called
Non-point source pollution
is pollutionthat comes from large areas like
gasoline
and other dirt from highways that go
intothe lakes, streams and rivers.
 
A
ir pollution can affect our health in manyways with both short and long termeffects.Some individuals are much moresensitive to pollutants than others.Young children and elderly people oftensuffer more from the effects of airpollution. People with health problemssuch as asthma, heart and lung diseasemay also suffer more when the air ispolluted.The extent to which an individual isharmed by air pollution usually dependson the total exposure to the damagingchemicals, the duration of exposure andthe concentration of the chemicals mustbe taken into account.
How does Pollution effect your Health?
"Everyone has some amount of dioxin in his orher body, and the average level is already highenough to endanger health." --Lois Gibbs

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