Environmental and Medical Issues

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Pollution
Pollution is the contamination of the environment which damages and spoils the world. The majority of pollution is caused by waste
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Waste - increase in non-biodegradable waste that cannot be recycled
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Land - littering, pesticides and radioactive waste lead to poor plant growth which threatens animal habitats
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Air - chemicals released into the atmosphere can lead to acid rain and smog
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Water - chemicals and fertilisers contaminate rivers, lakes, oceans and reservoirs. This effects the water quality for plants and animals that live there
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Solutions
Recycle, reduce, reuse where possible
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Alternative energy = solar, wind and water power reduces waste and pollution
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Government action can limit the amount of pollution
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Research into ways of reducing waste
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Waste - increase in non-biodegradable waste that cannot be recycled

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Forms

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Land - littering, pesticides and radioactive waste lead to poor plant growth which threatens animal habitats

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Card 4

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Air - chemicals released into the atmosphere can lead to acid rain and smog

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Card 5

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Water - chemicals and fertilisers contaminate rivers, lakes, oceans and reservoirs. This effects the water quality for plants and animals that live there

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