What Is Pollution?

Different Types of Pollution

Air, soil, and water pollution.
Air, soil, and water pollution. | Source

One of the biggest problems of our time is pollution. Pollution is the contamination of the earth's air, water, or soil by harmful substances and waste.

Types of Pollution:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Soil

Let's discuss them each one-by-one, their impacts and some possible solutions.

The Ten Most Polluted Places on Earth

Air Pollution

On a hot summer day, you may notice a brownish-gray haze masking the sky. This is likely caused by air pollution. Air pollution is the contamination of our air by harmful substances such as carbon monoxide and random particles.

One major contaminant is ground-level ozone. Unlike the protective ozone layer in our atmosphere, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant that can cause negative health effects. Although this "bad ozone" is an invisible gas, it is an indicator of the severity or presence of smog.

Air pollution can cause health problems including asthma, lung inflammation, skin damage, headaches, burning eyes, and scratchy throats. High concentrations of certain air pollutants are extremely dangerous and can cause severe injury, cancer, or birth defects. The dangers are not just to humans, but also to animals and plants.

Individuals with respiratory problems, people with heart or lung disease, children, elderly residents, athletes, and pregnant women are at high risk for health problems from air pollution. Those who play, work, or exercise outdoors breathe pollutants deeper into their lungs, which can increase the chance of negative health effects. Chemicals and particles in the air also reduce visibility and can damage buildings and monuments.

Water Pollution


Water pollution is any chemical, physical, or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives in it.

There are several types of agents that pollute water. The first are disease-causing agents. These are bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasitic worms that enter sewage system. A second category of water pollutants is oxygen-demanding wastes. These are wastes that can be decomposed by oxygen-requiring bacteria. When large populations of decomposing bacteria are present in water, they deplete the oxygen level which causes other organisms in the water, such as fish, to die. A third class of water pollutants is water-soluble inorganic pollutants, such as acids, salts, and toxic metals. Large quantities of these compounds will make water unfit to drink and will kill aquatic life. Another class of water pollutants are nutrients. These are water-soluble nitrates and phosphates that cause excessive growth of algae and other water plants, which deplete the water's oxygen supply. This kills fish and, when found in drinking water, can kill young children. Water can also be polluted by a number of organic compounds such as oil, plastics, and pesticides. These are harmful to humans and all plants and animals in the water.

A very dangerous category is suspended sediment, because it depletes the water's light absorption and the particles spread dangerous compounds such as pesticides through the water. Finally, water-soluble radioactive compounds can cause cancer, birth defects, and genetic damage and are thus very dangerous water pollutants.

Drinking water safety is often taken for granted in the United States. In recent years, however, environmentalists and the media have called attention to the dangers of ground water pollution and the health risks of lead, chlorine, pesticides, organic chemicals, and various microorganisms that have been found to contaminate our public water supplies. Outbreaks of waterborne diseases are a more common occurrence and have involved entire city populations, sometimes leading to serious complications and even fatalities.

Soil Pollution

Land pollution is the degradation of the earth's land surface through the misuse of the soil by poor agricultural practices, mineral exploitation, industrial waste dumping, and indiscriminate disposal of urban wastes. It includes visible waste and litter as well as pollution of the soil itself.

Soil pollution is mainly due to chemicals in herbicides (weed killers) and pesticides (poisons which kill insects and other invertebrate pests). Litter is waste material dumped in public places such as streets, parks, picnic areas, at bus stops, and near shops.

When waste accumulates it threatens the public health. Waste decays, encourages household pests, and turns urban areas into unsightly, dirty, and unhealthy places to live in.

The following measures can be used to control land pollution:

  • anti-litter campaigns can educate people against littering
  • organic waste can be dumped in places far from residential areas
  • inorganic materials such as metals, glass and plastic, but also paper, can be reclaimed and recycled.

According to Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, human activities have degraded 15% of the earth's non-submerged surface. Farmland area has grown steadily in developing countries, the exact reverse of what has happened in developed countries. A full 23% of usable land has deteriorated so badly that its productivity has suffered.

Some Solutions to Pollution on Earth

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Theresa t castillino 8 years ago

Could you please help us more

spidy kumar 7 years ago

hi premnath, ur doing a really a good job, i hope ur project will bring an awareness among the peoples that how necessary it is now to protect our planet from ourself. thank u

hussain 7 years ago

thanks mr prem nath i am looking fro science and civilzation exam and i hope you project can help to do it thanks again

watts 7 years ago

its interesting cool

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princess 7 years ago

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rahul 7 years ago

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Dazzman 6 years ago

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aliasger 6 years ago

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sheebah 6 years ago

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Premnath 6 years ago

Thank u friends for ur support and good comments which really helps me to think more creatively.. once agin thanks...

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luvna 5 years ago

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hirshita ravat 4 years ago

thanks baby

rooster 4 years ago

check uour spelling

rooster 4 years ago

i meant your spelling instead of natural you put nathural lol

rooster 4 years ago

thanks tho it really helped

th mitty guy 4 years ago

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blah blah 4 years ago

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chocolover5000 4 years ago

blah blah, im sitting next to you. What are u talking bout?

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

pollution duh!!!

bballer player 4 years ago

Duh dude lol its of course pollution!!

i am fat 4 years ago

i think you fat

chocolover5000 4 years ago

i am fat, your the fat one!

rooster 4 years ago

sorry maker of the sight my friends are posting random stuff =(

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

lol bballer player!!! she my buddy (: haha hand guns!

chocolover5000 4 years ago

boomshakalaka, I shoot you with finger gun!!!

blah blah 4 years ago

yo rooster, shutup!

bballer player 4 years ago

haha yes i am :) and i found this junk finish it boomshakalaka

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

amongst the junk!!! haha lol!!!!

chocolover5000 4 years ago

rooster shut up!

bballer player 4 years ago

hahaha gurlby is that a real name in america but you wouldn't know that

chocolover5000 4 years ago

bballer player gurlby is a name?

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

haha icarly has some good stuff

rooster 4 years ago

why does every one hate me? =(

bballer player 4 years ago

Maybe but its an inside joke between me and boomshakalaka so blah

rooster 4 years ago

why does every one hate me? =(

chocolover5000 4 years ago

mlah bballer! we don't hate you rooster, you are annoying

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

rooster is not annoying!! and no one hates you so shutup chocolover5000!! or sjould i say HANNAH!!!

bballer player 4 years ago

yes it does boomshakalaka and rooster i don't hate you your awesome lol y does everyone hate me??

moonshine 4 years ago

take a dump

chocolover5000 4 years ago

no boomshakalaka! or should I say KATRINA!

bballer player 4 years ago

Moonshine what are you talking about??

chocolover5000 4 years ago

moonshine, why don't you go take a dump?!

bballer player 4 years ago

Y does everyone hate me???

chocolover5000 4 years ago

bballer, don't start

moonshine 4 years ago

why do you care about a dope head

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

why do ask that dope head!

moonshine 4 years ago

no you dope head

bballer player 4 years ago

Hahaha you are thats dumb lol

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

i think your the dope head here dumbie!!

chocolover5000 4 years ago

i love my friends....

bballer player 4 years ago

wow moonshine your dumb just shutup

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

aww..love you too chocolover5000

chocolover5000 4 years ago

I agree with bballer

rooster 4 years ago

guys STOP NOW 0_0

moonshine 4 years ago

why do you care about me

chocolover5000 4 years ago

and boomshakalaka, I knida have to love you guys or you'd be offended

chocolover5000 4 years ago

Agh, fine rooster...

bballer 4 years ago

Boomshakalaka what happened at youth group

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

ok hali as soon as i got there we were talking and then we circled up to pray and he was holding my hand like couples would and squeezing it and then Peter like took me and Brandon's hands apart and held my hand!!:) and other stuff..

chocolover5000 4 years ago

A wasp climbed up the cross

whiskie 4 years ago

you not aloudion it during school

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

and he was getting all close and stuff...=)

chocolover5000 4 years ago

we care why

bballer 4 years ago

Awww how cute i hope things work out between u and the little one lol

whiskie 4 years ago

get off of there

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

thx hali

bballer 4 years ago

Welcome lol :)

whiskie 4 years ago

what up Hali

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

whiskie is Hunter

bballer 4 years ago

oh hi hunter the sky is up lol

whiskie 4 years ago

who is hunter

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

hunter is the ding dong 2 seats away from me lol jkjk

whiskie 4 years ago

my nameis Hunter:)

whiskie 4 years ago

you are right how did you guess that

whiskie 4 years ago


the person farther 4 years ago

shutup hunter because who are taking this website were this person can sew you and they will take everthing what you have

maliak fahad 4 years ago

this is amazing :)






Ogboin james 4 years ago

What is pollution

name? not gonna tell u! 4 years ago

oh! i'll use this info for my presentation! thanks a lot^^

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

true chiz? mo im so sorry he is such a jerk

bballer 4 years ago

but the thing is is that he lied to me the things i let him do to me i feel like throwing up

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

i would to especially if Troy did that 2 me i mean have u seen how many times he gotten all touchy closey to me

bballer 4 years ago

yes i have i want to go home and never see his face again can u do me a favor if he talks to u don't talk to him

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

no promblamo moochacha

bballer 4 years ago

thanks girl its gonna be so hard for me i need to talk to him about it though

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

you go girl. hey u should change your name to MO instead of bballer it would be way cooler beans, man

MO 4 years ago

i will i did i like my nick name

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

ice cubes are jealous yeah i really hope Troy shows up or else i'l be in really peed off mood all day

MO 4 years ago

lol and yea we don't want that :( i m still so sick to my stomach i just want to go home

boomshakalaka 4 years ago

aww,... don't go home!! i need you

samar nehmi 4 years ago

i like it good job

Thulani 4 years ago

U knw wht i really like saving the world thnks u are the best and u really helped me wth my schl assngmnt thnks kep up the good work u rock

raghu 4 years ago

im their you don't worry earth i will try to save you this is true

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Kabir 4 years ago

Thank God

kitch 4 years ago

wat are teh management which can help this problems?

sam 4 years ago


ebony 4 years ago

great job but i need more help

Trololol 4 years ago

What's up with bad grammar? Laughing out loud.

onicca 4 years ago

that was really something wow! wow!

masha kaur 4 years ago

prefect notes given......

cherry 4 years ago

some was very good....i like this notes too much

zain 4 years ago

for childrens tasks ,its very helpful.

cindu morales 4 years ago

para las tareas para niños, es muy útil.

milan 4 years ago

good job!!!!!

milan 4 years ago

nice you think of pollution . each on should think like this...

gauri 4 years ago

you have not written the correct spelling of ''pollution'' you have written POLLTION.

don 4 years ago

nb bn

Mary 4 years ago

pollution is not a good effect in our enviroment

poko 4 years ago

help i'm going to die

Awishkar 4 years ago

polution is big problem forearth and human being

nana 4 years ago

please don't make fun out of this its not a joke pollution can be very dangerous please take this serious if u take care of your self everything will be alright and don't litter its not good

Lucky yakubu kasabere 4 years ago

Pollutant.these are substance that cause abnormal condition in our environment

Lucky yakubu kasabere 4 years ago

Pollutant.these are substance that cause abnormal condition in our environment

PAUL.KELVIN 4 years ago

PAUL KELVIN pollution is the act of release of substances into the environment in quantities that are harmful to man

precious 4 years ago

cool advice

miss genius 4 years ago


sreeya 4 years ago

thanks very must it is useful for my project

alexis 4 years ago


abhirami 4 years ago

it was great helpful to me.thank you

Jah Funzy 4 years ago

hiiiiii thnxxx ths helped me with my inquiry learning... :D

Premnath 4 years ago

Thanks for all ur comments guys, will try to correct my mistakes in future...

KENONA B 4 years ago


Ekeson 4 years ago

9z coment ppl gr8 work peace

jessi 4 years ago

thankyou soo much, its helped me a lot and to finish me assignment, thanks guys

lilly............ 4 years ago

This is so........ useful for all........................

Thanks a lot...... Premnath !!!!!!!!!!!!

riya 4 years ago

all should take this precautions and it is good

soni infratech pvt ltd 4 years ago

Thanks a lot...... Premnath

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vamp girl 4 years ago

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madi 4 years ago

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Killer BHAI 4 years ago

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353 4 years ago

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Tepe 4 years ago

Top water pollution

Catarina 4 years ago

hello , what is pollution .............

celestine varel 4 years ago

thnx 4 information

teresa .ammulu@gmail.com 4 years ago

thanks a lot anna........

rtfdwfghdghjklkj 4 years ago

cool im going to use this for my C.B.A

iffah nabilah 4 years ago

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khushi 4 years ago

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khaled mansoor nasr shofer 4 years ago

really it's inserting topic

and good summary about this topic or this problem i'm going to use it in my report

thank a lot

nizam rocky 4 years ago

really really help ful.thanks

Alexender thomas 4 years ago

that's right man.....

shimah 4 years ago

guyz what is pollution.........

hola 4 years ago

wow gooooood

gadha 4 years ago

this is waste

Vindya 4 years ago

Awesome information !!!

john 4 years ago


this is amazing

Antareep Majumder 4 years ago

Do not increase pollution.It will affect our lives

poulomi 4 years ago

i think... da u shud improve ua writin styl in a bit bettr way!!... da presentatn do lack some kinda expression...

gayatri kadam 4 years ago

this was the worst information u shud improve

gopal patel 4 years ago

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domingo 4 years ago

lol face

patterson 4 years ago

u r great & ur project is good

abhishek 4 years ago

its good

paolo yow! 4 years ago

its really good thank you!

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filling address , there very helpful ,say martella newins told you to ring him

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anitha 4 years ago

hai....prem...thankyou for u r information...really u r very good job..keep it up...

sprakling angle 3 years ago

i love dis passage dis is really help full

Faith 3 years ago

Very good speech

no one 3 years ago

thank you

Farid Issa 3 years ago

hello guys, im looking for a good comment. can u tell me the short correct answer what means pollution? i hav it for my H.W tomorrow plz answer

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Raju 3 years ago

I Like this speech

Edward Isaac T. Jumzwan 3 years ago

me to........


ME TO........................................................................

himanshi kumar 3 years ago

it help me for making my science project ov pollution

guri 3 years ago

Its vry nice project

yassine elmourabet 3 years ago

its gooooooood

Yukta 3 years ago

very useful......


keerthi 3 years ago

wow.. what a man u r. gud pls continiue your service

shannu 3 years ago

It is useful for my project work .....

shaalini 3 years ago

thanku soooooooooooooooooo much of ur great help. HATS of to ur thinking. i am waiting for ur many many projects. i love ur thinking mr.PREMNATH. ALL THE BEST!!! of ur bright future. thanku.

nethra 3 years ago

tankz a lot

Sonika 3 years ago

Thanxxx to u because u hwlp in my project...................

ayferr 3 years ago

beautiful it helped me thanks

Jhunelyn 3 years ago

it really helped :) thankyou :-*

vikram 2 years ago

helped me 2 thanks dude

Reader 2 years ago


sharifa 2 years ago

i think that there is lots of spelling mistakes

alankruta 2 years ago

thanks......it helped me a lot in completing my assignment....

kaylabaker69 2 years ago

very goooooood! -kaylas mom

the happy girl 2 years ago

thank you so much my goodfriend you know why :because you helped me with indirect way so i have a project i mean an essay talking about the pollution that the teacher gave as befor the holiday and now i am not worry for any because i found every thing that i search in your article

Faizan Jan K 2 years ago

excellent wow .................?

Kayla Baker666 2 years ago

worship the devil (peace, love, and hugs) 666

isra 2 years ago

thanks you realy help me

rishi somani 2 years ago

this is very nice pollution hub

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habiba 2 years ago

please help us more ....................................................& thanx very much............................................................................

mehul kumar 2 years ago

Its very helpful

mehul kumar 2 years ago

Its very helpful

sonia 2 years ago

some more about pollution,,like defination paragraph etc..but doing good

rajaa 2 years ago

very good i like it

shelly 2 years ago

stick to the point ...........what is pollution............u were useless

Kris 2 years ago

Very usefuf

lovy dovy 2 years ago

Nice not so bad whatever thing help me in project is a useful thing thankzzzzz AAA lottttt

sharukh 2 years ago

Nice line about pollution. So you must blive it.

sahil chouhan 2 years ago

its very helpful my school project

sahil chouhan 2 years ago

its very helpful my school project

MGREE 2 years ago


victor p james 2 years ago

it is very helpful for everybody thanks lot...........

Manish Rao 2 years ago

very nic bro .....

kowshik 2 years ago

Its excellent

Its give more imformation

sonu raj 2 years ago

Pollution are very dangerous thing.

Neha 2 years ago

it is very helpful


Rinky 2 years ago

Pollution's effect are all your helth&environment

swapnil 2 years ago

so bad our earth is

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nada2002 22 months ago

+It's amazing


+Thanks very very very very very much


sneha 19 months ago

Thnx very much

Angel 19 months ago

Thanks for giving this wonderful and interesting information

keerthana 18 months ago

Thank you for your wonderful & useful information thank you so much

Aarti 17 months ago

Nice project and your project will be helpful to student

YO YO 14 months ago

premnath see ur website is nice but please change its name to types of pollution i was looking for a long defination for pollution and i cnnot get it though i am happy with this one ttoo write about more pollution types AND WATCH PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO LLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOLLLLLL

SPARKLING ANGEL 14 months ago


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