Enviromental Pollution Essay

779 Words May 3rd, 2013 4 Pages
Environmental pollution is a term that refers to all the ways by which people pollute their surroundings. People dirty the air with gases and smoke, poison the water with chemicals and other substances, and damage the soil with too many fertilizers and pesticides: People also pollute their surroundings in various other ways. For example, they ruin natural beauty by scattering junk and litter on the land and in the water. They operate machines and motor vehicles that fill the air with disturbing noise. Nearly everyone causes pollution in some way.
Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems faced by humanity today. Air, water and soil-all harmed by pollution are necessary to the survival of all living things. Badly polluted
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People have always polluted their surrounding. But throughout much of history, pollution was not a major problem. Most people lived in uncrowned rural areas, and the pollutants (waste products) they produced were widely scattered. People had no pollution causing machines or motor vehicles. The development of crowded industrial cities in the 1700‘s and 1800′s made pollution a major problem: People and factories in these cities put huge amounts of pollutants into small areas. During the 1900′s urban areas continued to develop and automobiles and other new inventions made pollution steadily worse. By the mid 1990′s, pollution had affected the water in every major lake and river and the air over every major city in the United States and other industrial countries. Since the late 1960′s, millions of people have become alarmed by the dangers of pollution. Large numbers of people are now working to reduce pollution.

Our earth is the only planet in the universe which has an environment suitable for life. Air and water is needed for survival. Earth provided these essentials and man used them. This usage over the period has led to serious pollution problems that can be hazardous.
Many industries have come up owing to rapid urbanization. Furthermore, there is an ever increasing demand of petrol and diesel for running various means of transport. As a

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