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POLLUTION

Definition
 

Pollution refers to the introduction of harmful substances or contaminants into the environment, which can have adverse effects on ecosystems, human health, and the overall quality of air, water, or land. Here are some examples of pollution:

1. Air Pollution: The presence of pollutants in the air, such as emissions from vehicles, industrial processes, or burning fossil fuels, leading to smog, respiratory issues, and climate change.

2. Water Pollution: Contamination of water bodies, like rivers, lakes, and oceans, through the discharge of industrial waste, sewage, agricultural runoff, or oil spills, causing harm to aquatic life and making water unsafe for consumption.

3. Soil Pollution: The addition of toxic chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, or improper disposal of waste materials that degrade the quality of soil, making it unsuitable for agriculture and negatively impacting plant and animal life.

4. Noise Pollution: Excessive or unwanted noise from sources like traffic, construction sites, or industrial machinery that can lead to hearing problems, stress, and disturbance of wildlife habitats.

5. Light Pollution: The excessive or misdirected artificial lighting that disrupts natural light cycles, affecting wildlife behavior, human sleep patterns, and obstructing our view of the night sky.

6. Plastic Pollution: The accumulation of plastic waste, particularly in oceans and water bodies, causing harm to marine life, ecosystems, and posing challenges for waste management.

These are just a few examples, and pollution can manifest in various forms, affecting different aspects of the environment and human well-being.

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