The Industrial Revolution led to mass production of goods, rapid human population growth, and societal expansions. With these advancements, air and water pollution became rampant. The production and pollution practices occurred through most of the 20th century, until laws were implemented to reduce pollution and adverse human health effects.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Select an air or water pollutant that affects your community or household (emissions, chemical, pesticide, etc. – be specific about the contaminant).
- What are the environmental and health impacts of the pollutant?
- What are some strategies for reducing or removing the negative environmental and human health impacts?