Environmental Pollution Quiz

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What is the definition of environmental pollution?

Any undesirable change in physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of air, water, or soil causing harmful effects on life or property

What is a pollutant?

Any substance causing nuisance, harmful effects, or uneasiness to organisms

How is pollution defined?

The influence of any substance causing nuisance, harmful effects, and uneasiness to organisms

Which type of pollutants are directly emitted from the source?

Primary pollutants

What are substances put into the air by the activities of mankind, in such concentrations, which are sufficient to cause harmful effects?

Air pollutants

Which of the following is an example of a secondary pollutant?

Sulphur trioxide (SO3)

According to the WHO (1999), what is the nature of the substances defined as 'Air pollutants'?

They cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms

What are pollutants that are formed in the atmosphere as a result of reactions between normal air constituents and primary pollutants or amongst primary pollutants only?

Secondary pollutants

Test your knowledge of environmental pollution with this quiz. Learn about the various types of pollutants that can harm the air, water, and soil, and understand the effects on living organisms and property.

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