Types Of Non Point Pollution


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Nonpoint pollution is pollution originating from many diffuse sources, rather than a single point source, and is also known as point-of-use pollution. It includes all forms of air pollution originating from one or more sources. However, the term ‘nonpoint’ is usually used in its narrower sense to refer only to the type of pollution that originates from diffuse sources such as agricultural fields.

Diffuse Nonpoint Sources Leads To Emissions

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The diffuse nonpoint sources are the direct result of emissions from various sources such as factories, power plants, vehicles and other types of emission-related activities. These types of nonpoint pollution can have very serious environmental consequences, as they are usually the result of emissions from industries. They can pollute the environment by affecting the atmospheric quality and atmosphere of the land. These pollutants can cause air pollution, which is sometimes termed as “daytime” air pollution. Another name for it is “indoor air pollution”ambient air pollution”.

Point-of-use nonpoint sources of pollution are those that are caused by an individual or group’s actions and the emissions emitted from them. Such activities include emission of toxic wastes into the atmosphere. These include industrial emissions and animal emissions. This form of nonpoint pollution does not result from the direct emission of pollutants but results from the release of these pollutants into the environment.

What Really Causes Pollution ?

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There is much debate over the cause of pollution, and it is mainly due to the fact that there are no absolute and simple answers to what causes pollution. Pollution results when the air or other bodies of water contain contaminants. There are many factors that can contribute to the level of contamination of air and water. They include chemical reactions occurring in the air and water bodies and human activities.

The nonpoint sources of pollution are normally the result of human activities. Human activities that contribute to air pollution may be caused by the emission of chemical fumes, vapors and aerosols, aerosol particles and droplets. There are also industrial emissions, industrial waste products, industrial and agricultural chemicals. These are the sources of pollution, whether produced or released into the atmosphere. These include hazardous waste, industrial wastes, industrial pollutants, agricultural wastes, petrochemical wastes, pharmaceutical wastes and many other forms of wastes.

Natural Nonpoint Sources Of Pollution

In some cases, nonpoint sources of pollution are also produced through the natural processes that occur in nature. These include wind, sun, rain, and other sources of energy. These sources of pollution may result in ozone layer depletion, surface water contamination, soil contamination, and water pollution. Examples of such sources include the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), global warming, radioactive decay of nuclear waste, ocean acidification, and methane emission. These natural processes also contribute to the nonpoint pollution.

Summing Up

There is also the use of recycling materials which are no longer being used or not being used in the production of goods and services that have an adverse effect on the environment. One of the most common materials used in this method of reducing nonpoint pollution is glass and aluminum, which are both toxic to some degree. Other sources of this type of pollution include wood, plastic, paper and batteries.

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