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					 POLLUTION:

 Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes
 instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or
 living organisms. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as
 noise, heat, or light.

 Pollution can be defined as;

     The act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally)
      unwanted substances or factors.
     The state of being contaminated.

TYPES OF POLLUTION:

There are several types of pollution, but the mainly are

     1. Air pollution
     2. Water pollution
     3. Noise pollution


Air pollution;

     The release of chemicals and particulates into the
     atmosphere. Common gaseous pollutants include carbon
     monoxide, sulfur dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and
     nitrogen oxides produced by industry and motor vehicles.


Water pollution;

                                 It is caused by the discharge of wastewater from commercial
                                 and industrial waste (intentionally or through spills) into surface
                                 waters. Moreover, discharges of untreated domestic sewage,
                                 and chemical contaminants, such as chlorine, from treated
                                 sewage; release of waste and contaminants into surface runoff
                                 flowing to surface waters causes littering.


Noise pollution;

Which encompasses roadway noise, aircraft noise, industrial
noise as well as high-intensity sonar.

				
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