Find the Solution for Pollution!

By: Courtney Rivera

What is Pollution?

Pollution is the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.

4 Types of Pollution

There are several types of pollution, and which all are very harmful to our environment and ourselves. Three types of pollution are...

  • Water Pollution: any substance that contaminates water and degrades its quality and purity

  • Air Pollution: any contamination of the atmosphere that affects the natural composition and chemistry of the air
  • Oil Spill: the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity
  • Noise Pollution: any undesirable levels of noises caused by human activity that disrupt the standard of living in the affected area (such as traffic, concerts, etc.)

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill PSA

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill PSA

Why We Should Stop Pollution

Pollution is destroying our environment. It creates fumes and toxins that are harmful to our health and to our economy. There are several types of pollution that need to be stopped in order for our planet to survive. Pollution creates water pollution which contaminates the water in which sea creatures live and it contaminates the purity of our drinking water. It also creates air pollution, which contaminates the air we need to survive. Lastly, another thing pollution creates is personal pollution which contaminates one's body and lifestyle, such as smoking.

We need to make sure our earth is clean in the present and for future generations of life.