The word contamination comes from latin contaminated and makes reference to the action and effect of contaminating . This verb, meanwhile, is used to refer to the harmful alteration of the purity or normal conditions of a thing or a means by chemical or physical agents .
Pollution is also alter the shape of a word or text by the influence of another; pervert and corrupt faith or customs; and desecrate or break God's law .
In short, pollution is the introduction into any medium of a pollutant . The most common use of the term occurs within the scope of the ecology with what is known as environmental pollution , which is the presence in the environment of any agent (physical, chemical or biological) in places, forms and concentrations that may be harmful to the Health , the security or for him wellness of the population .
The pollutant dynamics It is responsible for studying the action of these agents from the moment they are generated until their final disposal. Among the dynamics phenomena appear the dispersion , the concentration , the transfer and the transformation .
Regarding the classification of pollution according to the affected environment, we can talk about the atmospheric pollution , the water contamination , the soil pollution and the noise pollution , among other.
Going a little further to analyze the various types of pollution, we can establish that the atmospheric call is one that, as its name implies, consists in releasing a series of chemical substances into the atmosphere, giving rise not only to its being modified but also that there is a serious risk to the health of any living being.
In this sense, we must also state that there is a lot of awareness of the need to care for and protect the environment from this type of contamination. Therefore, environmental sustainability projects and initiatives are emerging with which the levels of CO2 that are released into the atmosphere are reduced with the clear objective of improving the quality of life of citizens.
In the case of water pollution, what is produced is the release of waste, such as garbage or sewage, that reaches rivers and seas. Meanwhile, in the soil that takes place is the penetration into the earth of chemicals that are harmful to it.
Finally, the aforementioned noise pollution is one of those that has taken more prominence in our current society. Especially it does in cities around the world and it is in them that any citizen is more exposed to not being able to fall asleep or to not be able to live their lives in a relaxed way as a result of traffic and airplane noises that take off and They land at their airports.
Finally, it should be noted that the classification of pollution according to the environmental pollutant method can be chemistry , radioactive , thermal , electromagnetic and microbiological , for example.