Research paper on pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects

    Pollutants can harm ecosystem function and may also harm human health.

    You will write an 3 page body APA-style research paper about pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects. Include the following:

    • Select 1 example of an environmental pollutant from the following list:
      • Acid precipitation/ Acid rain
      • Smog
      • DDT pesticide use
      • Eutrophication
    • Answer the following questions about the pollution problem that you chose:
      • Describe the pollutant chosen and the source of the pollutants. Include both natural and human sources, as applicable.
        • Is this a point-source pollutant or nonpoint-source pollutant? Explain.
      • What are the harmful impacts of the pollution?
        • Describe impacts to both humans and to ecosystem structure and function.
      • What steps are in place to eliminate the pollutant or to mitigate harm from the pollutant?
        • Describe examples of laws or regulations that apply to the pollution and its sources.
        • Also, describe educational programs, technology, or other initiatives that are used to help control the pollution.
      • Have the programs, best management practices, or regulations been effective in resolving harm from the pollutant?
        • Give examples of progress, or explain with examples what more could be done.