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Environment – Pollution

Reasons for environmental pollution

Pollution is a common but undesirable phenomenon that we witness in many places.  Here we have listed the important factors that may potentially lead to pollution:

Air pollution

  • Methane from landfills
  • Greenhouse gases
    • Transportation
    • Power plants
    • Industrial
    • Agricultural
  • Deforestation
  • Fossil fuels
  • Waste incinerators
  • Crops & manure
  • Livestock / animals
  • Manufacturing waste
  • Vehicles & buildings

Water pollution

  • Pesticides, herbicides
  • Oil leaks
  • Sewage
  • Plastics
  • Chemical waste

Soil pollution

  • Chemical solvents
  • Pesticides, herbicides
  • Raw sewage
  • Fertilizers
  • Industrial waste

Noise pollution

  •  Construction
  •  Automobiles
  •  Aircrafts
  •  Machinery
  •  Ships and boats
  •  Loud music

Visual pollution

  •   Satellite dishes/ antennas
  •   Cell phone towers
  •    Air traffic
  •    Automobiles
  •    Open trash
  •    Electric wires
  •    Billboards

Space pollution

  •    Lost satellites & tools
  •    Paint and flakes
  •    Launch canisters
  •    Debris from explosions
  •    Items from rocket stages

This fishbone template is an example of systematic root cause analysis for any problem. It gives us an idea of the primary and related causes that are responsible for pollution. You can look at this fishbone analysis to understand the situation you have with pollution, so that you can take the necessary steps to control it.

Who should use the Pollution template?

  • Anyone who wants to examine reasons for environmental pollution

Why use this template?

  • Quickly visualize the common causes of environmental pollution
  • Modify this template easily in smartQED to satisfy your own requirements
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