What effect does pollution have on human health?
Pollution can have many negative effects on human health.
Pollution can have many negative effects on human health. The exact impacts depend on the type of pollutant, the duration of exposure, the method of exposure, and the age and health of the individual exposed.
The table below lists just a few of the health problems and diseases that are linked or known to arise because of pollution. Note that children are often particularly at risk to certain pollutants and they often suffer worse effects.
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