Polution Essay

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polution







Pollution



Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the
environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution not
only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging
from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is all among us and but we continue to live
in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine
the problems and solutions for this issue.

Automobiles are undeniable the greatest source of pollution. The noise pollution
created by cars is immense. Another polluting effect of cars is the heat it creates. This
heat makes it unpleasant to be near the car while its running. And of course the most
famous of the automobiles evils is the exhaust. The toxic fumes given off as a byproduct
of the combustion engine are slowly deteriorating our lungs and our atmosphere. The
exhaust is extremely toxic to human beings. But why do we do continue to drive these
walking time bombs. Some people will say it is progress, but the majority drives it for the
convenience. Why walk four miles in four hours when you can drive the same miles in
four minutes?

Another popular source of waste is the post-consumer market. American citizens
throw away millions of tons of garbage each year, and this trash has to go somewhere.
While there are projects underway to clean and reuse this refuse most of it gets dumped
into huge landfills. These landfills are disgusting festering blisters on our country's
landscape. But people continue to consume and throw away more and more in the name
of convenience. As they see it, when things get old, throw it away and get a new one.
They blame the government for the trash problem, but the truth blame should be placed on
themselves.

The last great source of pollution lays in the businesses. Although not common,
businesses have been known to dump their waste products into streams, lakes, and rivers.
This may seem like a relatively small occurrence that really is not your concern, but you're
wrong. Each time one of these companies pollutes there are horrible consequences to pay.
Mutations, destroyed ecosystems, and human death have all occurred as a direct result of
illegal dumping. It contaminates our drinking water and soil. It causes entire communities
of humans (not to mention animals) to move on to new places not to return for at least a
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