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Pollution

Most polluted places in the developing world
The Blacksmith Institute, an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating life-threatening pollution in the developing world, issues an annual list of some of the world's worst p ...
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Perspectives
The earliest precursor of pollution generated by life forms would have been a natural function of their existence. The attendant consequences on viability and population levels fell within the sphere ...
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Greenhouse gases and global warming
Main article: Global warmingHistorical and projected CO2 emissions by country.Source: Energy Information Administration.Carbon dioxide, while vital for photosynthesis, is sometimes referred to as poll ...
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Pollution control
Pollution control is a term used in environmental management. It means the control of emissions and effluents into air, water or soil. Without pollution control, the waste products from consumption, h ...
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Regulation and monitoring
Main article: Regulation and monitoring of pollutionTo protect the environment from the adverse effects of pollution, many nations worldwide have enacted legislation to regulate various types of pollu ...
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Effects
Human healthOverview of main health effects on humans from some common types of pollution.Adverse air quality can kill many organisms including humans. Ozone pollution can cause respiratory disease, c ...
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Sources and causes
Air pollution comes from both natural and human-made (anthropogenic) sources. However, globally human-made pollutants from combustion, construction, mining, agriculture and warfare are increasingly si ...
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Forms of pollution
The major forms of pollution are listed below along with the particular contaminant relevant to each of them:Air pollution:- the release of chemicals and particulates into the atmosphere. Common gaseo ...
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Modern awareness
Pollution became a popular issue after World War II, due to radioactive fallout from atomic warfare and testing. Then a non-nuclear event, The Great Smog of 1952 in London, killed at least 4000 people ...
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Official acknowledgement
King Edward I of England banned the burning of sea-coal by proclamation in London in 1272, after its smoke became a problem. But the fuel was so common in England that this earliest of names for it wa ...
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Ancient cultures
Air pollution has always accompanied civilizations. Pollution started from prehistoric times when man created the first fires. According to a 1983 article in the journal Science, "soot found on ceilin ...
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Pollution
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollut ...
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