In order to test the effect of agricultural cultivation on water quality an experiment was conducted that looked at the amount of phosphorous in streams adjacent to agricultural fields of different sizes.  The data below shows the average phosphorous in streams located various distances from corn fields:
October 14, 2021
ASSURE lesson plan
October 14, 2021

Pollutants can harm ecosystem function and may also harm human health. You will write an APA-style research paper about pollutants, their impacts, and mitigation of harmful effects. Include the following: Select 1 example of an environmental pollutant f

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

You will write an 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.

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