Chemical contamination

All About Chemical Pollution

All types of environmental pollution are very important because of their great impact on the environment, living beings, human health and the planet in general.

So , you will learn everything related to chemical pollution; Its main characteristics, causes, consequences and solutions to deal with this type of pollution on the surrounding environment.

What is chemical pollution?

It is that contamination product of the introduction of a material, agent, element and chemical substance that alters the natural state of a specific medium; resulting in an environmental, social and ecological imbalance.

What are the characteristics of chemical pollution?

  • Pollution that refers to the use of adulterant, chemical agents and a chemical risk for substances that alter a given environment
  • Chemical agents are the most important pollutants because of their large amount
  • They are present in the surrounding environment and in all labor fields
  • Chemical contaminants are organic and inorganic substances, natural or superficial and are present in all physical states.
  • Chemical pollutants are classified into solids, dust, fibers, smoke, metallic smoke, liquids, mists, mists, gas, gas and steam.
  • There are more than 70,000 chemicals
  • Chemical contaminants are poisonous, mutagenic, corrosive, asphyxiating and radioactive.

What are the Causes of Chemical Pollution?

Unsustainable activities and projects of man , greenhouse gases , industrial chemicals , burning of fossil fuels , chlorofluorocarbons , adulterants, chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides , detergents , dioxins and polyphenyls , cyanide , toxic metals , solid particles , asbestos minerals , industrial waste , eutrophication , radioactivity , car emissions and volcanic eruptions. 

What are the consequences of chemical pollution?

Irritation, inflammation, cancer, destruction of the skin, damage to the nervous and reproductive system, suffocation, genetic and hormonal alterations, impact on biodiversity, ecosystems and natural resources, depletion of the ozone layer, impact on the greenhouse effect , acid rain, contaminated food, global warming, climatic changes, imbalances in nature, other effects on the human body, living things and the environment

What are the Chemical Pollution Solutions?

The education and training of citizens exposed to it , prevent and reduce polluting chemicals , safety equipment and protection in the work area , control of dangerous chemicals , consume natural products , composting , organic farming , not use boiled in gardens and other chemical fertilizers.

Therefore, occupational sanitation and hygiene , the recycling strategy , compliance with environmental legislation in the management of chemical substances , monitoring and controlling the petrochemical and steel industries , promoting sustainable development and leading a responsible life with the elements of nature

For all the above, this pollution impacts the natural resources air, water, soil, flora and fauna; since every chemical substance alters the natural conditions of these elements on the socio-environmental environment.

Finally, the main chemical contaminants are heavy metals, chemical pesticides, acidifying substances, organic compounds, drug residues, industrial and commercial wastes.

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