Rapid Urbanisation

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How has rapid urbanisation and industrialisation a

Rapid urbanisation and industrialisation (where the economy of a country changes from being based on agriculture to manufacturing) can cause a number of environmental problems.

- Water disposal problems - people in cities create a lot of waste, this can damage peoples health and the environment.

- More air pollution - this comes from burning fuel, vehicle exhaust fumes and factories.

- More water pollution - pollutants from cities into rivers cause health problems and wildlife can be harmed.

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