Pollution is introducing contaminants in the natural environment that affect it adversely. It is the major issue of the present century as it is leading the world towards the situation that is influencing every single living being on Earth. Pollution can be in the form of energy and chemical substances. Air pollution, water pollution, light pollution, radioactive contamination, thermal pollution and soil contamination are the major forms of pollution.
Increasing pollution, day by day, is leading humans and their surroundings structures towards destruction. It is causing unfavorable and permanent damage to many places that has destroyed the natural habitat of many species. Some species have been extinct and some are about to extinct because of pollution.
Major contributors of pollution are emission of toxic gases from factories and vehicles, toxic and unprocessed toxic water waste from manufacturing companies, untreated discharge of wastes of factories and households in lakes and rivers, oil spilling from ships, burning of household garbage and many more. Not only big companies but every individual is contributing in increasing pollution.
Every single person can work for lowering the pollution. As an individual, we must avoid using car when travelling alone; using public transport can reduce air pollution. By dumping waste in the government provided areas for waste disposal can lower air pollution. Using paper bags over plastic bags, recycling the household materials, planting trees are some of the other practices that we must follow.
There are many things that we can still do to make our environment healthy again. We all must stand together to stop the pollution before the damage become permanent.