The production of pollutions comes as the by-product of man’s actions. They are residences of things he makes uses and throws away, his cans and bottles, metals and plastics caps, waste rock and mill tailings, pesticides and herbicides, automobiles exhausters and industrial discharges. These are concomitants of a technological society with a high standard of living. They increase both because of population increase and because of an increasing expectation fro higher living standards, more is made, used and thrown away. But, as the committee on pollution ofNationalAcademyof science noted in 1966. “As he earth becomes more crowded, there is no longer a way one person’s trash basket is another’s living space.”
Pollution therefore can be primarily a consequence of irrigational behavioral.
These researches work little. “The effects of pollution to the society, it’s causes and effects, seeks to exonerate on what causes the pollution and how to handle the causes with a view to eliminate it.
It is also aimed at enlightening the general populace on a need to maintain a healthy environment as a prerequisite for a fulfilled and achievement propelled life.
1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND TO THE SUBJECT MATTER
The deterioration of environmental quality that began when man first assembled into villages and utilized fire has existed as a serious problem since the industrial revolution. Environmental contamination of air, water, and soil and food ahs became a threat to the continued existence of many plant and animal communities and may plant ultimately threaten the very survival of the human race.
It seems clear that if we hope to improve on the deteriorating standards of Public Health menace of pollutions should be checked structure for tomorrow.
What is urgently needed is a total system to modern civilization through which eh pooled talents of social scientists and medical profession can be focused on the develop into of order among the presently desperate segments of the human environment.
1.2 PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER
Can every human being have a life of quality in the twenty second century?
In this project I shall use the quality of life to express the way in which individual human beings feels that his or her life is worthwhile.
The quality of life requires freedom from negative think like hemger, cold, ailment, polluted air and water, over crowding noise streets and as well fear, but it must also contain for very human being in the world the positive aspect of frequent access to stress, unspiolt country side and sea side, healthy in a man made surrounding and certainties creation.
The problem I have to investigate is therefore how can I give every human being in the society particular people inEnuguStatemetropolis, the things essential to a life of quality without subjecting them to the pollutions which destroy life.
Such pollutants may be killing or harmful, destroying people’s enjoyment of life or drinking them made. This includes the indirect effects of such things as destruction of vegetation as well directs effects of food, water and air pollution and noise pollution.
1.3 PROBLEMS THAT THE STUDY WILL BE CONCERNED WITH.
In this study work, I shall focus more on the effects of environmental pollution inEnuguStatemetrology, it is causes and effects, to archive thus, the area of study (Enugu Metropolis) was achieved into 4 sections but of which 5 persons were sampled from each section making a total of 20 persons.
Copies of the questionnaire were used to collect data that were personally administered to the respondents by the researcher. In analyzing the data collected, simple percentage was used.
1.4 THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING THE AREA
The main aim of studying the effects of environmental pollution inEnuguStatemetropolis is to stress its negative impact on the society and further for stall ways of eliminating the menace.
The solution to the problem is that of other problem lies with eliminating the causes of the problem, as it is said that is a problem solved and that is the major objectives of this research work.
1.5 DEFINITION OF IMPORTANT TERMS POLLUTION
Pollution could be defined as the additional material or energy to the environment that damages the environment or make it undesirable or unfit for life.
The sewage or waste is mostly organic matter. These are industrial waste that is discharged into the river that makes it harmful to human consumption.
Air pollution takes place when air is made impure by the presence of harmful substances in concentrations that cause injury to human, animal and plant life, and property.
Water is considered to be polluted when it is altered in composition or condition so that it becomes less suitable.
Noise refers to sounds that are wanted by the listener. Because it is unpleasant or bother some to people’s comfort.
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