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  1. 1. Muhammad Zauraiz Javaid
  2. 2. Content  Definition of pollution  Types of pollution  Air pollution  Water pollution  Land pollution  International Response to Pollution  Conclusion
  3. 3. Pollution  Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem .  Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy such as noise, heat or light.
  4. 4. Air pollution : Definition Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment into the atmosphere.
  5. 5. - Industries. -Automobiles and Domestic fuels -Fire -High Proportion of undesirable gases, such as sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide Air pollution : Causes
  6. 6.  Human health  Animals  Plants  The atmosphere as a whole  Acid rain Air pollution : Effects
  7. 7. How to prevent air pollution ?  Carpool  Walk or ride a bicycle  Connect your outdoor lights to a timer or use solar lighting.  Wash clothes with warm or cold water instead of hot.  Plant trees etc…….
  8. 8. Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds Water pollution : Definition
  9. 9.  Marine Dumping  Industrial Waste  Sewage, mainly from households  Nuclear waste  Oil pollution  Underground storage leaks Water pollution : Causes
  10. 10.  Diseases like Cholera  Malaria  Typhoid (spread during the rainy season )  Aquatic life gets destroyed Water pollution : Effects
  11. 11.  Turn off running water  Fertilize correctly  Organize or participate in a clean up  Join a special society devoted to the prevention of water pollution Water pollution : Solutions
  12. 12. LAND POLLUTION Land pollution is the destruction of Earth's land surfaces through misuse of land resources by human activities. Polluted land has deposits of liquid and solid waste such as rubbish, garbage, paper, glass and plastic objects.
  13. 13.  Accidental Spills  Industrial Accidents  Landfill and illegal dumping  Agricultural practices  Mining and other industries  Oil and fuel dumping  Buried wastes  Drainage of contaminated surface water into the soil  Electronic waste Land pollution : Causes
  14. 14. Land pollution : Effects Contaminated lands and environments can:  Cause problems in the human respiratory system.  Cause problems on the skin.  Cause various kinds of cancers. The toxic materials that pollute the soil can get into the human body directly by:  into contact with the skin.  washed into water sources like reservoirs and rivers.  Eating fruits and vegetables that have been grown in polluted soil.  Breathing in polluted dust or particles.
  15. 15. How to prevent land pollution  More and more land should be brought under farming.  Trees should be planted everywhere.  Waste matter should be disposed immediately  Avoid drilling lands for underground water.  Avoid using fertilizer and pesticides for farming.
  16. 16. International Response  To protect the environment from the adverse effects of pollution, many nations worldwide have enacted legislation to regulate various types of pollution as well as to mitigate the adverse effects of pollution.  Since pollution crosses political boundaries international treaties have been made through the United Nations and its agencies to address international pollution issues.  Today, there are more than 500 international treaties and other agreements that relate to the environment.
  17. 17. Challenge At the global level, it remains a daunting challenge to design and implement effective measures that can motivate citizens, companies, institutions, networks and governments to cooperate and deliver ambitious policies and action!
  18. 18. Conclusion I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers Let us stop killing the Earth