Pollution

News regarding pollution and polluting agents as well as the effects and harm created by these pollutants including air pollution, water pollution, farm run off, factory waste, etc.

What Makes Pesticides a Pollutant?

Pesticides are designed to control pests and disease-causing organisms, and while this offers some benefits to society, the downside is that they are by their very nature, harmful to all living organisms that are exposed to them. Let’s take a look at what makes pesticides a pollutant.

Photochemical Smog and Tropospheric Ozone

Photochemical smog is an invisible pocket of gas that can contain extremely dangerous levels of tropospheric ozone. Volatile gases including peroxyacetylnitrate (PAN) and other toxic gases that can cause serious respiratory illness accompany this ground level ozone.

What is Source Reduction?

Source reduction is a process which reduces the amount of waste that is produced. Using less material in the manufacturing of goods is one way to reduce waste. Another way is to utilize products for functions other than what they were initially produced for.

Lead Pollution Effects: Its Sources & Control

Lead pollution is a result of technology handed down from ancient civilizations to modern-day generations. As early as 16th BC, the misgivings & warnings about the effects of lead were also ignored & unheeded, hence today we are faced with its pollution and its ill effects on us and the environment.