Environmental Pollution and Pollutants on the Ecosystem: A Review.

  • Arzu Özkara
  • Dilek Akyıl
Keywords: Ecosystem, Pesticide, PAHs, Pollution, Pollutants


One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing
grave and irreparable damage to the earth. Pollutants emerge from various anthropogenic sources in ecosystem and are distributed throughout
environmental matrices. There are different types of pollutant e.g. heavy metal, pesticides, industrial compounds, personal care products,
poisonous gases and PAHs. These pollutants may be mobile and persistent in water, air, soil and sediments even at low concentrations. Pollution
must be taken seriously, as it has a negative effect on natural elements that are an absolute need for life to exist on earth, such as water and air.
For these reasons, the purpose of this publication is to explain types of pollutions and the effects of the pollutants on the ecosystem.