Pollution

POLLUTION

SHUBHANGINI.M 10TH C ROLL NO. 51 HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL

WHAT IS POLLUTION?
Pollution is contamination of our surrounding .Pollution directly or indirectly harms human beings and organisms. Pollution is often described as µunfavourable alteration¶ of the surrounding

WHAT GETS POLLUTED
‡ The air we breath the water we drink and the soil in which we grow our vegetables and crops can get altered unfavouably due to the addition of certain substances or forms of energy Radiation and noises are forms of energy and when they exceed certain limits they too can pollute the environment. For Example, playing very loud music amounts to sound pollution. Due to various reasons air,water,soil gets polluted.

Types of Pollution
‡ Air Pollution ‡ Water Pollution ‡ Noise Pollution

Air Pollution ‡ Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment, into the atmosphere. ‡ The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems.

Noise pollution
Noise health effects are both health and behavioural in nature. The unwanted sound is called noise. This unwanted sound can damage physiological and psychological health. Noise pollution can cause annoyance and aggression, hypertension, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects. Furthermore, stress and hypertension are the leading causes to health problems, whereas tinnitus can lead to forgetfulness, severe depression and at times panic attacks.

Water Pollution Millions depend on the polluted Ganges river. Water pollution is a major problem in the global context. It has been suggested that it is the leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases, and that it accounts for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily. An estimated 700 million Indians have no access to a proper toilet, and 1,000 Indian children die of diarrheal sickness every day. Water is typically referred to as polluted when it is impaired by anthropogenic contaminants and either does not support a human use, like serving as drinking water. Natural phenomena such as volcanoes, algae blooms, storms, and earthquakes also cause major changes in water quality and the ecological status of water.

Noise Pollution

Water Pollution

Air Pollution

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