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Pollution: what it is, what it does, what can be done about it

University of Victoria (B.C.). Evening Division.

Pollution: what it is, what it does, what can be done about it

by University of Victoria (B.C.). Evening Division.

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Published in Victoria, B.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollution.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditor: W. J. Maunder, assistant editor: H. D. Foster.
    ContributionsMaunder, W. J., ed., Foster, Harold D., ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD180 .U59 1969
    The Physical Object
    Pagination115 p.
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4365421M
    LC Control Number78436611

      Finding effective ways to prevent and reduce pollution (in air, water, or land) can seem difficult and downright overwhelming. This article explains how you can take action now, starting with small steps. Change can begin with our daily choices as s: Pollution happens when the environment is contaminated, or dirtied, by waste, chemicals, and other harmful substances. There are three main forms of pollution: air, water, and land.

      "You can definitely smell the pollution. Your eyes itch, you cough. It's like a very rich, dense soup when the pollution levels are very high: thousands of chemicals, gases that are irritants. You are about to see some amazing hands-on Pollution Activities for Kids. These Earth Day Science Activities are perfect any time of the year. Teach kids about pollution and helping the environment by demonstrating and sharing these great ideas. These meaningful activities will leave a lasting impression on your kids and they will want to keep.

      Regular maintenance for your vehicle will not only help ensure it is safe and efficient, it can also help ensure you are not producing higher than average levels of air pollution. Even something as simple as keeping your tires properly inflated will help reduce emissions! This is because properly inflated tires will provide a smoother drive and reduce the need for frequent acceleration.   Many times we litter the earth with plastic without knowing the dangers that it can cause to other animals and creatures that also co exist with us on the same planet. Many animals mistake the plastic that we throw away as food and they eat it. In.


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