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Earth day


jeffson louis

on 17 May 2010

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Transcript of Earth day

Pollution Every year in the U.S factories release over 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, water, and land. this hazerdous waste cuases us to lose over 15 million acres of land every year, it leads to respitory complications and other health problems, and it makes our rivers to polluted to swim in, or drink from. But factories are only part of the problem. pollution is cuased by industrial and commercial waste, agricultural practices, everyday human activities, and most notably modes of transportation. No matter where you go and what you do, there are renements of pollution. What is pollution? pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into the environment. it is created mostly by human actions, but can also be the result of natural disastors. pollution has a detrimental effect on any living organism in an environment, making it virtually impossible to sustain life. Land pollution land pollution is the pollution of the earth's natural land surface by industrial, commericial, and agricultural activities. what are the sources of land pollution? -chemical and nuclear plants

-industrial factories

-oil refinaries

-human sewage

-oil and anti-freeze leaking from cars



-overcrowded landfils


-construction debris
Facts about land pollution Every year one american produces about 3285 pounds of waste.
land pollution causes you to lose 24 billion tons of top soil every year.
America generates 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 disposable diapers every year
we throw away enough trash everyday to fill 63,000 garbage trucks.
Every day americans throw away 1 million bushels of liter out theire car windows.
over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled but they are not.
How to prevent land pollution Reuse any item that you can
Buy biodegradable products
Store all liquid chemicals in spill-proof containers
Eat organic foods grown without pesticides
Dont use pesticides
Use a drip tray to collect engine oil
Buy products that have little packaging
Dont dump motar oil on the ground

Air pollution Air pollution is the accumilation of hazardous substances in the atmosphere that danger human life and other living matter. What are the sources of air pollution? Automobile emissions
Tobacco smoke
Combustion of coal
Acid rain
Noise pollution from cars and construction
Power plants
Manufacturing buildings
Large ships
Paint fumes
Aerosol sprays
Nuclear weapons

Facts about air pollution Almost 232 million different types of vehicles are driven by u.s citizens every day, adding greenhouse gasses into the air.
U.s vehicle emissons contribute 45% to global warming.
The average adult consumes about 3,000 gallons of polluted air every day.
Vehicle exhaust contributes to 60% of carbon monoxide emmisions in the u.s and up to 95% in large cities.
Every year 335,000 Americans die of lung cancer, which is a direct result of air pollutiuon. How to prevent air pollution Dont smoke
Dont buy products that come in aerosal spray cans
Avoid using lighter fluid when barbequing outside
When you drive accelerate slowly and use cruise control
Always replace your cars air filter
Dont use harsh chemical cleaners that can emit fumes
Inspect your gas appliences and heaters regularly

Water pollution Water pollution is the introduction of chemical, biological, physical matter into large bodies of waterthat degrade the quality of life that lives in it and consumes it. What are some sources of water pollution? Factories
Waste treatment facilities
Pesticides, herbacides, fertilizers
Human sewage
Oil spills
Failing septic systems
Soap from washing your car
Oil and antifreez leaking from cars
Houshold chemicals
Animal waste

Facts about water pollution Over two-thirds of U.S estauries and bays are severely degraded becuase of nitrogen an phosphorus pollution.
Every year almost 25% of U.S beaches have closed have closed at least once becuase of water pollution.
Over 73 different kinds of pesticides have been found in the groundwater that we eventually use to drink.
1.2 trillion gallons of sewage, stormwater and industrial waste are discharged into U.S water every year.
40% of U.S water are to polluted for aquatic life to survive.
Americans use over 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides every year, which eventually washes into our rivers and lakes.
How to prevent water pollution Wash your car away from stormwater drains.
Dont throw trash, chemicals or solvents into sewer drains.
Inspect your septic systems every 3-5 years.
Avoid using pesticides and fertilizers that can run off into water systems.
Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it down.
Always pump your waste-holding tanks on your boat.
Use non-toxic cleaning materials.
Clean up oil and other liquid spills with kitty litter and sweet them up.
Dont wash paint brushes in the sink.

How can you get involved in pollution prevention? The best way for you to get involved with pollution prevention is to practice efforts on your own or join a program or project. You can see a list of U.S prevention projects and programs by checking out the Environmental Protection Agency website. Resources google.com
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