Water in nature today is never clean since water contains different levels of poisonous liquid pollutants or wastes such as sewage wastes and industrial waste. These kinds of substances may include,
- Fecal matter
- Water containing soaps or detergents
These pollutants enter the river and affect aquatic life or the self-purification system of water is disturbed.
Solid pollutants are mainly two types namely biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants responsible for general types of environmental pollution. The solid pollutants may include,
- Dead animals
- Waste sludge
- Chemicals and paints
- Pesticides and insecticides
- Crop residue
Pollutants without weight
Pollutants without weight come from thermal or nuclear power plants and noise-generating machines. Such types of pollutants may include,
Thermal power plants generate heat for the production of electrical energy. The heat generated by this process negatively affects our enviourment. Nuclear plants generate harmful radiation that can cause various types of health problems.
Causes of pollution
Air, water, soil, industrial, noise (sound), thermal, and radioactive (radiation) are the common types of environmental pollution caused by today’s quality of living. The air, water, and land in nature are never clean. It contains different kinds of pollutants that impact human health, ocean life, and wildlife on our earth.
What is air pollution?
Air pollution in our environment means, pollution caused by different kinds of poisonous gases (CO, NO, NO2, SO3, O3), unburnt hydrocarbon, and different types of harmful chemical elements.
These harmful gases and particles can come from car and truck exhaust, factories, dust, wildfires, etc. These can be adverse effects on our planet and our health in several ways.
What is water pollution?
Water pollution of our environment comes from the insoluble solid particle, soluble salt solutions, sewage, garbage, low-level radioactive materials, industrial waste, algae, bacteria, etc.