Human Impact :fire: (How we can help decrease pollution :check: :<3:…
Human Impact :fire:
How Humans cause water pollution :warning:
The main causes of water pollution are most often man made and caused by increasing industrialization and human
In areas where factories are present, these factories are often located near sources of water. Many are built near large bodies of water, but even if not, they’re usually not far away from creeks or streams. When it rains, chemical waste is washed away from these factories as storm water runoff.
sad truth is that even these landfills are causing pollution. Landfills that are hastily constructed or aren’t up to modern-day standards let garbage sit for a long time and allow it to seep into the ground around it.
Allowing plastic to sit for a long time and be exposed to rain and soil causes chemicals from the plastic to leach into the groundwater nearby
they (batteries) end up in landfills, where the chemicals and acid inside are allowed to leach into the soil. This can actually poison the nearby water supply and can cause people in the area to become very sick.
When fossil fuels are burned, they cause particles to enter the atmosphere which can then travel to water supplies. Over time, this can lead to surface water pollution and may even contribute to acid rain, depending on how polluted your area is.
How Humans Cause Air pollution :warning:
Heavy industries and vehicles act as major sources of primary air pollutants. Industries like energy, shipping, manufacturing, and automobiles discharge air pollutants such as fine particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen and carbon compounds, ground-level ozone etc.
The use of products such as air fresheners, cleaners and body deodorants release harmful air polluting particulates such as volatile organic compounds which are also known to cause certain long term health effects. Most of the home paints available in the market come laden with toxic pollutants that release air borne
Though largely unavoidable, it is something that you must know. The gas kitchen stoves release nitrogen dioxide which is a highly reactive gas. A strong oxidizing agent by nature, nitrogen dioxide readily reacts with the oxygen and moisture in the air to form toxic nitrates and nitric
Vehicle emissions are another source of fossil fuel emissions and air pollution. Private transportation accounts for about 10 percent of your carbon footprint, or the amount of carbon dioxide your lifestyle and activities contribute to the
Deforestation affects the atmosphere in several ways. Forests act as sinks for carbon dioxide through a process called carbon sequestration. Trees store carbon dioxide in their plant tissue
they take in this gas to undergo food-making. In effect, this action removes carbon dioxide from the air. When forests are burned and destroyed, this storage area for carbon dioxide is removed, increasing the concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Agricultural activities: Ammonia is a very common by product from agriculture related activities and is one of the most hazardous gases in the atmosphere. Use of insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers in agricultural activities has grown quite a lot. They emit harmful chemicals into the air and can also cause water
How we can help decrease pollution :check: :<3:
Conserve energy – remember to turn off lights, computers, and electric appliances when not in use.
Limit driving by carpooling, using public transportation, biking and walking.
Be careful not to spill gasoline when filling up your car or gasoline powered lawn and garden
Choose environmentally friendly
Keep your automobile well tuned and maintained. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on routine maintenance, such as changing the oil and filters, and checking tire pressure and wheel
Stop smoking or don't throw your butts on the ground. Cigarette butts are not biodegradable and contain extremely toxic soluble chemicals. One butt thrown on the ground can remain for up to 25 years, leaking chemicals like arsenic, ammonia, acetone, benzene, cadmium, formaldehyde, lead, and toluene into the
Never use open fires to dispose of waste, especially chemicals and plastic.
Use sustainable, reclaimed, or recycled building
Buy local foods and goods. In this manner, the use of fuel for transporting goods can be
How Humans Cause Land Pollution :warning:
The U.S. had over 1,000,000 wells producing oil by 2016, according to EIA-Wells. Risks of spills and contaminates can pollute surrounding land during drilling and transportation of oil, whose effects remain for decades. A broken pipe leaked 100,000 tons of oil in 1994 in Komi,
Ninety percent of coal that is mined is used for producing electricity in the U.S.; in 2016 alone 728 million tons of coal was used. The mining process requires the displacement of soil and introduces toxic chemicals and other pollutants into the
Mining for huge amounts of uranium can cause considerable dust that is radioactive and lead to gamma radiation, and the sludge produced from the chemical extraction process, if improperly disposed, is hazardous due to 85% of radioactivity as the ore. Seepage of mining waste into deeper layers of the soil and then groundwater are other dangers. Moreover, spent fuel storage is a problem in case of an accident. The accident in Chernobyl resulted in leakage from spent fuel storage areas that is still contaminating land with radioactivity 30 years after the
Fertilizers contaminate soil with heavy metals and kill beneficial microflora which in turn affects the soil's fertility and structure, according to FAO. When they are carried away by rainwater runoff, they cause eutrophication in water bodies. One third of the world soil is degraded due to farm
Large scale harvesting trees can lead to soil erosion and serious land
Fires result in destruction of forests and kill wildlife as well as damage to properties and loss of