Industrial pollution site on the Calumet River
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA defines pollution as "the presence of a substance in the environment that because of its chemical composition or quantity prevents the functioning of natural processes and produces undesirable environmental and health effects." The resources below provide information on specific pollutants that are particularly common and dangerous, and an opportunity to identify pollution present in your region.
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