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Environmental Pollution Faced In Malaysia

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´╗┐Environmental Pollution Faced In Malaysia Environmental pollution which faced in Malaysia have a long history and is becoming serious since the last decade due to the economic development and increased industrialisation activities. It leads to the degradation of quality of life by consuming food and water contaminated with chemical, biological and radioactive materials, either directly or indirectly. Pollution is the introduction of a noxious waste emitted into the environment and caused instability and harm to the ecosystem which will dangerous to human and creature. Nowadays this becomes a common issue which happen every day in all over the world. The most common types of pollution are land, air and water pollution. Land pollution is pollution of the Earth's natural land surface by industrial, commercial, domestic and agricultural activities. The main contributors are oil refineries, animal and human sewage, chemical released from industries, construction materials, rubbishes. The various forms of development in Malaysia have resulted in deforestation, soil erosion, and a raft of other problems of the natural environment which might cause the land pollution. ...read more.


The main contributors are tobacco smoke, power plant, emission from automotive, radioactive contamination, noise from car, aircrafts and construction, aerosol sprays and nuclear weapons. Air pollution in Malaysia falls into three categories: air pollution due to exhaust gas from mobile emission sources such as motor vehicles, principally in urban areas; haze caused by the weather and by forest fires in Indonesia; and pollution caused by industrial activities. According to Professor Sham Sani in his environmental reports (1979, 1980, 1987a, 1989), pollution problem in this region can be serious, particularly when the climate of this part of the world has a high potential of air pollution. He further explained that Klang Valley region is also regarded as the most polluted area in Malaysia. This can cause respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, can weaken the immune system and can also affect the functioning of lungs. Furthermore, a cement concrete mixing factory in Kampung Sungai Buloh, Hutan Melintang, Perak and its impact on the health of nearby villagers is the subject of a report in the Malaysia Nanban. ...read more.


Furthermore, dumping waste like cans, bottles, and plastic materials also pose danger. It not only destroys marine life but is also hazardous to human life. In 2006, of the 146 river basins monitored by the DOE, 80 were clean, 59 slightly polluted and 7 classified as polluted. The polluted basins are Sungai Juru (Kedah), Sungai Pinang (Penang), Sungai Buloh (Selangor), Sungai Segget, Sungai Tebrau, Sungai Danga and Sungai Tukang Batu (all in Johor). In conclusion, we as the Malaysians should work together to control and reduce pollution level. We have the responsibility to preserve and to protect our country in order to achieve clean and healthy surroundings. Recently, mass media has reported many cases of environmental destruction caused by irresponsible people, with an increasing cases of illegal of dumping hazardous waste, toxic and effluents not only harm the environment, but also their future generations. Therefore, environmental factors and ethics must be included in our daily activities. Since we cannot do anything without our surroundings and its elements like air, water, and land, it is absolutely necessary to do something to save our world. ...read more.

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