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Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of any substance or energy. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Although environmental pollution can be caused by natural events, the word pollution generally implies that the contaminants have an anthropogenic source – that is, a source created by human activities. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. In 2015, pollution killed nine million people worldwide. This remained unchanged in 2019, with little real progress against pollution being identifiable. Air pollution accounted for 34 of these earlier deaths.

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Organizations relating to Pollution

Global Partnership for Oceans / Est. 2012
European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations / Pfinztal, Germany / Est. 1996
European Noise Barrier Federation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2009
Asociación Medioambiental Internacional de Gestores del Olor / Bilbao, Spain
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Contaminación y Toxicologgia Ambientales / Est. 2001
International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1968
EuroSpill Association / Petersfield, UK / Est. 2004
International Commissions for the Protection of the Moselle and Saar / Konz-Saarburg, Germany / Est. 1961
Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea / Floriana, Malta / Est. 1976
International Lignin Institute / Orbe, Switzerland / Est. 1991
Centre international de lutte contre la pollution de l'Atlantique du Nord-Est / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1990
Internationale Kommission zum Schutz der Elbe / Magdeburg, Germany / Est. 1990
Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants / Geneva, Switzerland
Clean Air Asia / Pasig City, Philippines / Est. 2001
Climate and Clean Air Coalition / Paris, France / Est. 2012
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate / Est. 2005
IAEA Environment Laboratories / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1961
Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Network of Reference Laboratories for Monitoring of Emerging Environmental Pollutants / Verneuil-en-Halatte, France / Est. 2005
International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies / Hayama, Japan / Est. 2009
Low Carbon Asia Research Network / Hayama, Japan / Est. 2012
Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2010
International Dark-Sky Association / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1988
International Society of Environmental Botanists / Lucknow, India / Est. 1994
E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism / London, UK / Est. 2004
Andean Institute of Ecology and Development / Cusco, Peru
Pure Earth / New York NY, USA / Est. 1999
Swiss Foundation for Mine Action / Geneva, Switzerland
Starlight Foundation / La Laguna, Spain / Est. 2007
Blue Planet Foundation / Honolulu HI, USA
Global Community Monitor / El Cerrito CA, USA / Est. 2001
European Association for the Science of Air Pollution / Aveiro, Portugal / Est. 1986
International Association for Clean Technology / Est. 1987
World Alliance for Clean Technologies / Lausanne, Switzerland
MED POL - Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean / Athens, Greece / Est. 1975
Mediterranean Trust Fund / Athens, Greece / Est. 1979
Envirofit International / Fort Collins CO, USA / Est. 2003
International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
International Conferences on Waste Minimization and Clean Technology / Los Angeles CA, USA
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application
International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application / Hatfield, UK
International Conference on Environmental Contamination / Edinburgh, UK
International Symposium on Noise in Physical Systems / Washington DC, USA
International Oil Spill Conference / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1969
International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation
AquaConSoil
Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing' / Est. 1971
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Pollution

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mercury as a pollutant
Emissions from combustion engines
Dioxin poisoning
Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Global warming
Demographic fatigue
Water pollution
Polychlorinated biphenyls as a health hazard
Particulate atmospheric pollution
Environmental hazards of pesticides
Pollution by aircraft
Radioactive contamination of the marine environment and of fisheries products
Health hazards of air pollution for plants
Hormone pollution
Lead as an environmental pollutant
Negative ecological impact of overpopulation
Environmental consequences of war
Contaminated animal feed
Water pollution from fish production
Male sterility
Noise pollution
Pollution of inland waters
Industrial waste water pollutants
Industrial air emissions

Action Strategies relating to Pollution

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Increasing industrial cooperation to control transboundary water pollution
Monitoring pollution hazards of industrial research
Reducing pollution hazards of industrial research
Providing information on drinking water quality
Researching effects of air pollution on human health
Monitoring effects of air pollution on human health
Reducing health risks from environmental pollution
Monitoring urban-industrial air pollution
Promoting best environmental practice concerning persistent organic pollutants
Ensuring clean drinking water
Promoting research and development in transboundary air pollution control
Exchanging information to control transboundary air pollution
Preventing air pollution from aircraft
Using renewable energy resources
Protecting the environment through criminal prosecution
Developing sustainable transport policy
Providing integrated pollution control
Mobilizing public opinion for pollution control
Reducing heavy metal pollution
Applying polluter-pays principle
Reducing urban air pollution
Reducing sewage as a pollutant
Monitoring sewage as a pollutant
Protecting against environmental hazards from chemicals
Reducing transboundary water pollution

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