What Are The Seven Different Types of Pollution?

  • 1. Water Pollution- The contamination of water bodies can be caused due to dumping of industrial waste, insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers, detergents and oil spills in the water.
  • 2. Air Pollution-Air is usually comprised of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% oxide gases and 0.1% inert gases. When it becomes contaminated with other elements such as poisonous gases or particles, it is called polluted.
  • 3. Soil Pollution-Soil can be stripped of its nutrients by a number of chemical agents and when this occurs, it is known as soil pollution. Common causes of soil pollution include pesticides, industrial waste, etc.
  • 4. Thermal Pollution- Many industries release heat energy as a by-product and once released into the environment, this thermal energy is partially responsible for global warming.
  • 5. Radioactive Pollution- When radioactive metals disintegrate, they release beta rays which can cause a whole host of mutative diseases in living organisms, this is known as radioactive pollution.
  • 6. Noise Pollution- Noise pollution refers to an excess of unpleasant sounds emanating from industry, infrastructure, heavy machinery, transportation, and even human occupation being released into the environment.
  • 7. Light Pollution- Light pollution is defined as the alteration of natural light levels in both indoor and outdoor environments through human interference.

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