EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION The effects of environmental pollution can be dangerous to life and properties. The following are the effects of pollution: Effects of Air Pollution \tAir pollution causes irritation in the throat, nose, lungs and eyes. \tIt brings about global warming (greenhouse effect). \tIt causes breathing problems. \tIt aggravates existing health conditions such as asthma. \tIncreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. \tIt produces acid rain. \tAir pollution results in the depletion of ozone layer. Effects of Land Pollution \tDump sites produce bad smell and odour the environment. \tLand pollutants like broken bottles can cause injuries in human. \tLandfills breed rodents like rats, mice and insects, that in turn transmit diseases. \tMany landfills are usually burnt and they cause further air pollution. \tLand pollution causes problems in the human respiratory system. \tLand pollution results in land wastage. \tIt makes the surrounding look unattractive and discourage visitors. Effects of Water Pollution \tIt leads to death of aquatic (water) animals. \tIt disrupts the food-chains of organisms. \tWater pollution causes various diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea. \tIt destroys the ecosystem. \tIt reduces the source of good water for various activities. Effects of Noise Pollution \tUnwanted sound (noise) can damage psychological health. \tNoise pollution can cause hypertension, high stress level, and other harmful effects. \tIt interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts \tNoise diminishes one's quality of life. 5. Chronic exposure to noise may cause noise-induced hearing loss.