IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Environmental Issues-Environmental Pollution and Degradation Study Material (Page 7 of 15)

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Pollution: Introduction to Pollution, Pollutants

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Introduction to Pollution

Unfavorable alteration of surrounding as a byproduct of human action that causes changes in energy flow, radiation levels, or physical and chemical constituents is pollution. Pollution directly or indirectly affects the human.

Pollutants

Pollutants are chemical and geochemical substances or biological products that deteriorate natural environment by changing growth of species, interfering in food chain, or reducing health, comfort, amenities etc. They can be classified as:

  • Non-degradable Pollutants: These pollutants do not break down through natural processes. Some non-degradable pollutants, like heavy metals c…

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Pollution: Cause of Pollution

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Cause of Pollution

Some the major causes of pollution are growing population, growing consumption, deforestation, industrialization, urbanization, mining, use of fertilizers, increasing use of radioactive substances, vehicle exhaust, loss of ecological diversity, and industrial (especially radioactive) accidents. Broadly, the causes of pollution can be categorized as:

  • Primary Causes: These directly release pollutants into the environment.
  • Secondary Causes:…

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