Given below is a representation of a kind of pollution. Study the same and answer the questions that follow
(i) Name the kind of pollution.
(ii) List any three common sources of this pollution.
(iii) Mention three harmful effects of this pollution on human health.
(iv) Explain the term ‘Pollutant’.
(v) Name two soil pollutants
(i) Noise pollution
(ii) Sources of noise pollution:
- Use of loudspeakers and musical bands in public places
- Sounds generated by industrial machines
- Landing and taking off of aeroplanes, jets and other aircraft
(iii) Harmful effects of noise pollution on human health:
- Loud sounds cause damage to the ear drum which can lead to deafness
- Lowered work efficiency
- Nervous irritability
(iv) Any substance which causes pollution is called a pollutant.
(v) Plastic and radioactive substances are soil pollutants.