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THE EFFECT OF POLLUTION TO MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT: A SURVEY OF IKPOBA OKHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE

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THE EFFECT OF POLLUTION TO MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT:

A SURVEY OF IKPOBA OKHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (2010) depend environment as the such total of all surroundings of a living organism including natural forces and other living things which proceed conditions for development and growth as well as of danger and damage. The environment therefore is liberty the entity on which we all subsist and on which over endive agricultural and industrial development depend we occupy the biosphere a tin layer of land, air and water on the surface of the plant the environment contains all the resources, both renewable and non-renewable that men will never need for survival on the plant.

Pollution is the introduction of contaminations into a natural environment that causes instability disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e physical systems or living organisms (from the Merriam Webster online dictionary http. // www Merriam Webster com/dictionary/pollution). Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy such as noise or light, pollutions, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants pollution D often classed as point source or nonparty source. 

1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

Effect of pollution to man in his environment a case study of Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area in Edo State is about the diverse ways pollution his affected the people living in that location in Edo State due to urbanization, construction of industries lack of health education to enable them know the way to keep their environment clean. However, suggestions on possible ways of scaling the problems to enable the inhabitants of the area live in a healthy atmosphere were highlighted.

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The objective of the study includes the following:

1. To examine the effects of pollution to man and his environment

2. To identify the various sources of pollution

3. To suggest solutions to pollution problem in the area of study

4. To define the term pollution

1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This study will create awareness on what pollution is all about it’s effect to man and his environment it will suggest possible ways on how to educate people on the control of pollution that bring ablaut pollution in the environment the study will also enlighten the populace on the dangers of pollution and also server as a reference to other researchers and the government

1.5 RESEARCH QUESTION

The following research questions were formulated for the study

1. Does the present of industries is residential area encourage pollution

2. Does traffic confection increase release of pollutions?

3. Does health education about the defers of pollution help to reduce pollution and its effect on men?

4. Does indiscriminate burning of bushes and refuse disposal cause pollution

5. Does urbanization cause increase in pollution?

1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of the study is Benin City and the proposed areas for the research are communities in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area in Edo State respondents will include residents at Oregbeni community Aduwawa community and Engaen community

1.8 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS:

Aesthetic: this is concerned with beauty and art, and the under standing of beautiful things

Aquatic: giving or living in on or near vector aquatic plats.

Biodegradation: an act of substance of chemical to changed back to a harmless natural state by the action of bacteria and will therefore not damage the environment

Bacteria: is the simplest and smallest forms of plant life they exist in larges numbers in air, victor and soil and also in living and dead creature and plants and are often the cause of disease

Community: all the people who live in a particular area

Contaminates: substance that make the air impure or vector impure

Dissolve: of a solid to Mize with a liquid and become part of it

Environment: the is the natural world in which people animals and plants live

Clarions: a Lange mass of ice, formed by snow on mountains that mores very slowly down a valley

Metal: a type of solid miners substance that is usually hand and shim and that and electricity on travel through e.g tin, Iron and gold

Ozone larger: a layer of Ozone high above the earth’s surface that helps to protect the earth from the sun’s harmful rays

Pathogens: this is a thing that causes disease

Renewable: to begin again after praise or an interruption

Smoker: the is a discharge or f fume from automobile and industries and emission from bush burring

Termed pollution: this is a temperature charge in natural water bodies caused by human influence, such as use of victor as coolant in a power plat

Ventilation: a allow fresh air to enter and move around a room building

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