Pollution Pathway basically comes in from a source that is non-decomposable and harming for the environment. The easiest way to get rid of the pathways of pollution is to put measures for preventing the pollutants to develop in the first place. This is the first step to stopping pollution. Measures can include barrier protection around the fuel tanks used, regular inspection and the regular maintenance of storage areas to look for any possible issues. When you are done with identifying the pollution sources, there are pathways that need to be looked after because these pathways are the root of travelling pollution from one place to another; and when it gets to the place, it pollutes the place at a heavy scale.
Common Pathways of Pollution
There are many pathways of pollution that damage the environment collectively, but the common ones among them are air, land and water. Other than these, the other pathways include the food chains (mostly because of excessive water usage and plastic straws which should be replaced with reusable metal straws), air-conditioning ducts, and the sewerage drains. When you have identified the pollution pathways, it becomes a lot easier to apply any measures on them so that they are stopped from reaching their final place with the dump of pollution. Examples of controls would be bunding any leaks from a fuel or water tank and adding spill kits to your areas and machines to clear up spillages before they go on to pollute the environment.
Mostly, exposure to pollution occurs through the sources of production and the pathways that carry the pollution to the receptor. The pathways can even be exposed during their way to the receptor by other pollutants e.g. air pollution from traffic and industrial emissions, waste water/food, tobacco smoke, paints even soil. Exposure to these may occur at different locations and at different times.
Concerning Factors of Environmental Pollution
A complete range of factors that are to be tested and checked before taking measures to stop pollution are large in number. These may include different kinds of environmental pollutants (including all hazardous chemicals, toxic radioactivity, dust particles etc) from different sources which consist released either continuously or under controlled conditions and even sometimes accidentally.
In case you want to make a good strategy and implement it on improving the quality of air around you or your work field, it is important that the authorities concerning local areas also implement monitoring programmes so that once the strategies are there, the sources of pollutants and their levels can be identified correctly. The process of monitoring actually confirms the assumptions of pollution levels as well as marks their priorities right for them. This improves their available resources and also benefits the course of action. Long-term monitoring programmes show the efficiency of the policies put in place thus enabling the re-allocation of resources if this is thought appropriate. The pathways of pollution basically start from industrial production sites but end up in green places which is a warning sign for earth’s health.