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|POLLUTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT|
Itís true. We do talk a lot about pollution. Thatís not
surprising, though. After all, environmental pollution exists
nearly everywhere. And in one way or another it affects each
But if talk is going to accomplish anything, then we should make some effort to know, at least in part, what weíre talking about. Right?
Letís look at pollution for a moment. It has been defined as being everything in the environment that we donít want. (You canít go wrong with that definition, can you?) Now since the environment includes all the conditions and influences surrounding us, environmental pollution, then, must mean many kinds of pollution. And it does. It means air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, solid waste pollution, and a few others of lesser importance, like noise pollution.
Well as you can see, pollution is a mighty big problem. Actually, itís the biggest one that man has ever faced. On the other
hand, this is only a booklet. So it canít do much more than
Thus, most of the experiments on the following pages are fairly simple and concern just the major types of pollution. However, pollution is only one part of the environmental picture. So a few experiments have been added on other parts to make the picture a little more complete.Hopefully, by doing these experiments, you will be able to talk more intelligently about pollution. Hopefully, you will get a better. idea of whatís happening in, and to, the world around you. And hopefully, you will be inspired to do what you can to protect the sanctity of that world.
Needless to say, we all have an obligation here. Too bad the complaining soul under the trash heap (page 4) didnít see it that way instead of waiting for somebody else to ďdo something about it.Ē