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Types of Contamination

Air Pollution
Air Pollution

Pollution is after the end process, and contamination is during the process. Contamination happens to the substance in use, whereas pollution happens to nature, soil, water, air, light, etc. The waste (products that are waste in the process) reacts with the surroundings they are dumped at.

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Light Pollution
Light Pollution

What is Light Pollution? Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. Too much light pollution has consequences: it washes out starlight in the night sky, interferes with astronomical research, disrupts ecosystems, has adverse health effects and wastes energy.

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Noise Pollution
Noise Pollution

Sound pollution, also known as environmental noise or noise pollution, is the propagation of noise with harmful impact on the activity of human or animal life. The source of outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines, transport and transportation systems.

Radioactive Pollution
Radioactive Pollution

Radioactive pollution is extremely dangerous at both low and high levels, and the substances can be absorbed through the skin or an abrasion. Victims of radioactive contamination can also contaminate others with their body fluids or radioactive dust that is transferred from clothing.

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Soil Pollution
Soil Pollution

What is soil contamination, and what is the difference between contamination, pollution and soil degradation?. What is soil contamination? Soil contamination, degradation and pollution mean different things even though we often use these terms to mean one thing.

Thermal Pollution
Thermal Pollution

However, thermal pollution is a real and persistent problem in our modern society. In layman’s terms, thermal pollution is when an industry or other human-made organization takes in water from a natural source and either cools it down or heats it up.

Water Pollution
Water Pollution

In 2002, in the National Water Quality Inventory report to U.S. Congress, the states reported that agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is the leading cause of river and stream impairment and the second leading cause of impairment in lakes, ponds, and reservoirs .

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