Sec 2 NA Land Pollution

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Sec 2 NA Land Pollution

  1. 1. <ul><li>Land Pollution </li></ul>
  2. 5. What is land pollution? <ul><li>Occurs when waste is not disposed properly. </li></ul><ul><li>When chemicals are used excessively on farms </li></ul>
  3. 6. Causes of land pollution <ul><li>Improper disposal of waste </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illegal dumping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excessive use of chemical fertilizers & pesticides </li></ul>
  4. 9. Impact of land pollution <ul><li>Negative impact on human health </li></ul><ul><li>Poisoning of animals </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Pesticides may harm a developing child by blocking the absorption of important food nutrients necessary for normal healthy growth. Another way pesticides may cause harm is if a child's excretory system is not fully developed, the body may not fully remove pesticides. Also, there are &quot;critical periods&quot; in human development when exposure to a toxin can permanently alter the way an individual's biological system operates. </li></ul>
  6. 11. Measures taken to reduce pollution <ul><li>International effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Al gore: An Inconvenient Truth </li></ul></ul>
  7. 12. Measures taken to reduce pollution <ul><li>National effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforcing laws and regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore (National Environment Agency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To monitor, reduce and prevent air, land and water pollution </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 13. Dustbin in Japanese school
  9. 14. Using alternative sources of energy
  10. 22. Using advanced technology
  11. 25. Developing proper waste disposal methods <ul><li>Landfills </li></ul><ul><li>Incineration </li></ul>
  12. 26. Incineration
  13. 31. <ul><li>Japanese uses cartoon characters to promote the 3Rs </li></ul><ul><li>What about Singapore? </li></ul>
  14. 33. <ul><li>What do you think of this poster? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it attract peoples’ attention? </li></ul>
  15. 37. <ul><li>Part of the incineration plant </li></ul>
  16. 53. Landfills
  17. 56. Educating the public

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