IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Environmental Issues-Environmental Pollution and Degradation Study Material (Page 9 of 15)

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Pollution: Air Pollution

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Air Pollution

Release of unwanted chemicals or particulates in air creating discomfort for humans and other living organisms and causing damage to the environment is air pollution. It is a result of disturbances in atmospheric composition. It can happen due to:

  • Excess emission of gases or vapors into atmosphere…

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Pollution: Radioactive Pollution

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Radioactive Pollution

Radioactive elements decay to gain molecular stability this is known as radioactivity. When an element decays, it emits energy and small sub-atomic particles. This process is repeated, until molecular stability is reached.

Half-Life

It is time taken for decay of half of the ato…

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