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Pollutants can harm ecosystem function and may also harm human health.

You will write an APA-style research paper about pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects. Include the following:


·         Select 1 example of an environmental pollutant from the following list:

o    Acid precipitation/ Acid rain

o    Smog

o    DDT pesticide use

o    Eutrophication

·         Answer the following questions about the pollution problem that you chose:

o    Describe the pollutant chosen and the source of the pollutants. Include both natural and human sources, as applicable.

§  Is this a point-source pollutant or nonpoint-source pollutant? Explain.

o    What are the harmful impacts of the pollution?

§  Describe impacts to both humans and to ecosystem structure and function.

o    What steps are in place to eliminate the pollutant or to mitigate harm from the pollutant?

§  Describe examples of laws or regulations that apply to the pollution and its sources.

§  Also, describe educational programs, technology, or other initiatives that are used to help control the pollution.

o    Have the programs, best management practices, or regulations been effective in resolving harm from the pollutant?

§  Give examples of progress, or explain with examples what more could be done.


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