Experimental visualization of narrower problems

A pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource. A pollutant may cause long- or short-term damage by changing the growth rate of plant or animal species, or by interfering with human amenities, comfort, health, or property values. Some pollutants are biodegradable and therefore will not persist in the environment in the long term. However, the degradation products of some pollutants are themselves polluting such as the products DDE and DDD produced from the degradation of DDT.

Broader Problems:
Societal Problems Pollution
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
15.04.2022 – 10:34 CEST