• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Environmental Pollution Faced In Malaysia

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Environmental Management section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Environmental Management essays

  1. I am going to research waste pollution. I have chosen to research waste pollution ...

    who depend on waste picking, may live in squatter settlement or even within a waste dump, are usually poorly educated and their opinions are often neglected. By comparison, higher income groups have better quality of like, are more educated and have more influence.

  2. Atmospheric Pollution – an Environmental Law Essay

    In working towards sustainable development, whether in broad terms or looking at one particular aspect such as air quality, a number of basic concepts must guide action. These concepts have been clearly outlined in a number of governmental papers8. Within the United Kingdom's largely secular and pragmatic society, it seems inevitable that pollution is view in an economic context.

  1. Will big business save the earth? Business sector has always ...

    cost in long run and also help them to build a social responsible image which reduces criticisms from interest groups and attracts more investors and consumers, such ground just seems not sound enough to these profit-driven companies. According to a survey done by the consulting firm Accenture in 2008, nearly

  2. How humans have polluted the Earth

    This may seem fictional, but I am sure that it can be done in thee near future. Finally I will write about nuclear waste dumps. Below is a diagram about the nuclear waste cycle: This shows how nuclear waste is processed.

  1. What are the effects of Deforestation?

    or more thick. This mat can capture over 99% of the nutrients that fall on it. On the one hand rainforest soil is permanently damaged by water erosion. Deforested areas are exposed to rain and flooding, both of which washes away top-soils.

  2. Air Pollution.

    What effect does air pollution have on the environment? Air pollution has a major effect on our environment. It can have an effect on the plants, buildings, weather, climate and more. The effect on vegetation is often a clue to the existence of air pollutants that are not noticeable in other ways.

  1. This assignment will focus on Poland in Eastern Europe, Thailand and Malaysia of the ...

    They then in turn took this new technological idea and brought it to Thailand. Thus creating a new market and higher revenues. Technological development means that businesses can better themselves, making them more efficient and can decrease costs. Tesco has recently proposed to use RFID (radio frequency identification), these new

  2. Evaluate The Impact Of Deforestation In Indonesia.

    In addition to this the government appears to have little interest in stopping illegal logging or even enforcing its own logging regulations. Corruption and political instability can only lead to the over expansion of forest industries. Unemployment encourages forest loss through illegal timber felling, smuggling of forest products and other illegal activities such as mining.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work