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 DDT pesticide use
· 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.