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Ch 7: Pollution & Business

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Improve your understanding of pollution and business, including topics like water pollution, land pollution, radiation, and more. If you are preparing for an exam or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes can help boost your confidence by testing your knowledge of the topics in advance.

Pollution & Business - Chapter Summary

With this chapter on pollution and business, you can review surface water and groundwater pollution. There's also an engaging discussion on the effects of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. By the end of the chapter, you should feel confident and prepared to:

  • Provide examples of physical, chemical, and biological pollutants
  • Discuss different sources of water pollution
  • List six classes of air pollutants
  • Explain how technology helps to control vehicular air pollution
  • List causes of land and noise pollution
  • Detail the effects of radiation
  • Describe the impact of the Chernobyl disaster on the environment
  • Discuss moral obligations concerning the environment

The illustrative teaching style used by our educators can help you quickly get up to speed on pollution and business. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. Additionally, each lesson includes a full written transcript that you can print and use to study on the go.

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: Pollution & Business
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Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

1. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

2. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

3. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Controlling Industrial & Vehicular Air Pollution

4. Controlling Industrial & Vehicular Air Pollution

In this lesson, we look at the efforts made to reduce air pollution from industrial and vehicular sources. We discuss the Clean Air Act, the EPA, and the technological advances over the last 50 years.

What is Land Pollution? - Causes & Consequences

5. What is Land Pollution? - Causes & Consequences

This lesson defines land pollution and then explores some of the major causes, such as municipal solid waste, and consequences, like cancer, of the pollution of our land.

Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects & Control Methods

6. Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects & Control Methods

Have you ever rolled down your car window only to hear several different noises? The sources of the noises that you hear can contribute to noise pollution. Use this lesson to learn about noise pollution, its sources, and the different ways to control for it.

What is Radiation? - Definition, Causes & Effects

7. What is Radiation? - Definition, Causes & Effects

Learn about the reality and pervasiveness of radiation in our world. Discover some of the causes of radiation, and find out about the risks and rewards of harnessing it for our use.

The Chernobyl Disaster: Causes & Effects

8. The Chernobyl Disaster: Causes & Effects

The name Chernobyl is synonymous with catastrophe. In this lesson, we're going to explore the history behind the Chernobyl disaster and see how this accident impacted not only Ukraine but the entire world.

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Facts & Effects

9. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Facts & Effects

In this lesson, explore one of the worst industrial disasters in history, a terrible gas leak that took place in Bhopal, India, in 1984. Learn about the profound effects of the disaster on human life and the environment, too.

Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

10. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.

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