Environmental pollution means the reduction of environmental quality in a region caused exclusively by human activities, for example, piling up garbage in hill station areas.
Since environmental pollution has now become of global concern and there is a growing realization that pollution also creates a ‘vicious cycle’ of poverty. As it causes the reduced capacity to earn and diseases that affect the productivity of a person thus causing people to get stuck in the vicious circle of poverty.
Therefore, a comprehensive study of types of pollution, types of pollutants, sources of pollution, causes and processes of pollution, environmental and ecological effects of pollution, measures to deal with them, etc. has become necessary for planning futuristic strategies and comprehensive environmental management plans.
In this section, we will provide you with the concepts and basics related to environmental pollution: