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10 Interesting pollution facts

Pollution means contaminating natural environment. Pollution can take the form of chemical substance or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.

1.) When it starter?

Nature has provided humanity with clean water, air and land. In the past way of life was simpler and no pollutants were used. But when the industrial revolution started the pollution started as well.


2.) Who pollutes the most?

here are different types of pollution: water, air and soil. The biggest polluters are : China, United State of America, Russia, India, Japan, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea and Iran.

Cars are the biggest pollutants.


3.) Water pollution

Water pollution is contamination of water. Water pollution affects plants and every living organisms in it. Water is one of the non-renewable natural resources and no living organism can survive without it. Water pollution is becoming major global problem.


4.) Air pollution

Air pollution comes from both natural and human-made sources but increased production of human-made pollutants have increased significantly. The biggest cause for air pollution are motor vehicle emissions and countries which are leading in the pollution are China, United States, Russia, Mexico and Japan.


5.) Developing countries and pollution

Developing countries are looking for economic expansion thus consideration for environment goes away. Developing countries can not usually use same industrialization approaches. Water quality and air pollution are serious problems in developing countries in the Asian region. Air pollution in major cities marked by many factories and heavy vehicle traffic also have high concentrations of sulfur dioxide and suspended particulate matter.


6.) Smog

Smog is type of air pollution. It is a serious problem in many cities and continues to harm human health. It can inflame breathing passages, decrease the lungs’ working capacity, cause shortness of breath, pain when inhaling deeply, wheezing, and coughing. It can cause eye and nose irritation and it dries out the protective membranes of the nose and throat and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infection, increasing susceptibility to illness.


7.) Indoor air pollution

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. Cooking and heating with solid fuels on open fires or traditional stoves results in high levels of indoor air pollution. Indoor smoke contains a range of health-damaging pollutants, such as small particles and carbon monoxide.


8.) Neglected pollution

Sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life. The fact that you can’t see, taste or smell it may help explain why it has not received as much attention as other types of pollution, such as air pollution, or water pollution. Sound pollution is excessive, displeasing human, animal, or machine-created environmental noise that disrupts the activity or balance of human or animal life.


9.) Effects

Human and nature live quality depends on air quality. Respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat inflammation, chest pain, and congestion can be cause by ozone pollution. Water pollution causes approximately 14,000 deaths per day, mostly due to contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage in developing countries.


10.) CO2

For every one of the 6 billion people on Earth, nearly four tons of carbon dioxide is spewed into the air annually.