A GREEN WORLD FOR EVERYBODY SİYAHSER ORTAOKULU – TURKEY NEWSLETTER: POLLUTION Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant intothe environment. It is created mostly by humanactions, but can also be a result of natural disasters.Pollution has a detrimental effect on any livingorganism in an environment, making it virtuallyimpossible to sustain life. Pollution is caused by industrial and commercialwaste, agriculture practices, everyday humanactivities and most notably, modes of transportation.No matter where you go and what you do, there areremnants of pollution. By living in city life, people stay away from the cleanenvironment. So they must do something whichaims to protect our environment from getting worsein pollution.
Human sewage What are the sources of air pollution? Oil and antifreeze leaking from cars Some of the main contributors to air pollution are:Land Pollution Mining Automobile emissions Littering Tobacco smoke Deforestation Combustion of coal Acid rain How to Prevent Land Pollution Noise pollution from cars and construction The best way to prevent land pollution is to recycle. Power plants Here are a few other ways you can reduce land Manufacturing buildings pollution: Large ships Reuse any items that you can Paint fumes Buy biodegradable products Wildfires Store all liquid chemicals and waste in spill- Nuclear weapons proof containers Eat organic foods that are grown without How to Prevent Air Pollution pesticides The number one way to prevent air pollution is to Don’t use pesticides walk or bike more and drive less. This will prevent Buy products that have little packaging fossil fuels from polluting the air. Here are some other ways to prevent air pollution: Don’t smoke Keep your car maintenance up-to-date Air Pollution If you have to drive, do your errands at one timeLand pollution is pollution of the Earth’s natural land Avoid using lighter fluid when barbecuingsurface by industrial, commercial, domestic and outsideagricultural activities. When you drive accelerate slowly and use cruise controlLand pollution is dangerous for life of all living Always replace your car’s air filterthings. Dangerous materials in land pass to plants Use a push or electric lawnmower rather than aand from there they pass to animals and people who gas-powered onefeed from land products. This causes respiration and Don’t use harsh chemical cleaners that can emitmalnutrition. fumesWhat are the sources of land pollution?Some of the main contributors to land pollution are: Chemical and nuclear plants Air pollution is the accumulation of hazardous Industrial factories substances into the atmosphere that danger human Oil refineries life and other living matter.
Water Pollution Failing septic systems Effects----Human health Soap from washing your car Oil and antifreeze leaking from cars Household chemicals Animal waste How to Prevent Water Pollution The best way to prevent water pollution is to not throw trash and other harmful chemicals into our water supplies. Here are a few more ways you can prevent water pollution: Wash your car far away from any stormwater drains Don’t throw trash, chemicals or solvents into sewer drains Inspect your septic system every 3-5 years Avoid using pesticides and fertilizers that can Adverse air quality can kill many organisms run off into water systems including humans. Ozone pollution can cause Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it down respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat Use non-toxic cleaning materials inflammation, chest pain, and congestion. Water Clean up oil and other liquid spills with kitty litter pollution causes approximately 14,000 deaths per and sweet them up day, mostly due to contamination of drinking water Don’t wash paint brushes in the sink by untreated sewage in developing countriesWater pollution is the introduction of chemical,biological and physical matter into large bodies of Oil spills can cause skin irritations and rashes. Noisewater that degrade the quality of life that lives in it pollution induces hearing loss, high blood pressure,and consumes it. stress, and sleep disturbance. Mercury has beenWhat are the sources of water pollution? linked to developmental deficits in children andSome of the main contributors to water pollution are: neurologic symptoms. Older people are majorly exposed to diseases induced by air pollution. Those Factories with heart or lung disorders are under additional risk. Refineries Children and infants are also at serious risk. Lead Waste treatment facilities and other heavy metals have been shown to cause Mining neurological problems. Chemical and radioactive Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers substances can cause cancer and as well as birth Human sewage defects. Oil spills