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Environment Pollution Risk Pollution is the introduction of harmful substance or products into the environment. It has become a major issue over the years all over the world. Pollution not only damages the environment but damages us as well. Though it is a major concern of our world today, not much is being done to prevent it. There are different types of pollution such as air pollution, land pollution, and water pollution. The most dangerous kind of air pollution is the exposure to radiation like what happened in the accident of Chernobyl in the year 1986, which caused many deaths. It also affected the agricultural activities near the plant badly. ...read more.


Air pollution may result in dangerous climate changes. Some air pollutants cause more global warming while others can cause temporary global cooling. Paints, scents, detergents and insecticides release tiny particles called aerosols. These particles block out a little bit of the sun's rays from getting to the earth in some areas. Hence, this can have a cooling effect on the climate in these areas. While gases like carbon dioxide or the so called greenhouse gases stay in the atmosphere for years and cause warming in the world. Scientists believe that, worldwide, the aerosols cause about half as much cooling as greenhouse gases cause warming. It is important to consider both indoor and outdoor air pollution. ...read more.


Farmers who use pesticides also contribute to the problem. The pesticides reach rivers through runoff where they are absorbed by fish and then carried to humans. Even treated water is not safe. Many cities use chlorine to treat contaminated water. However, when chlorine combines with some organic materials, it forms dangerous byproducts, which are proven carcinogens. There are many different forms of pollution prevention including emission control devices and incremental changes in existing technology such as eliminating CFCs. Another solution is knowing how to turn pollution efforts into profits. This idea needs consumer commitment, pollution control, life cycle costing, waste reduction and energy efficiency. Companies conducting business tend to minimize cost when they come to pollution control. The main goal is to reduce wastes and environmental overhead cost to be competitive in the market. ...read more.

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