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  1. Definition of Pollution
  2. Types of Pollution
  3. Water Pollution
  4. Causes of Water Pollution
  5. Consequences/Effects of Water Pollution
  6. Control Measures of Water Pollution

Definition of Pollution

The discharge of waste substances into the environment in quantities that are harmful to human beings is known as pollution. The materials and energy that cause pollution are called pollutants. Examples of pollutants are Acids, Soaps and Detergents, Alcohol, Oils, Chemical compounds such as Lead, Sulphide, fertilizers, herbicides, refuse and sewage etc. making the environment undesirable, unpleasant, threatening the health and existence of living organisms including humans.

Types of Pollution

There are mainly three types of pollution namely:

(i) Water pollution;

(ii) Air pollution;

(iii) Land or Soil pollution


Water Pollution

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