An environmental pollutant is any substance or material that, due to its quantity and/or nature, has a detrimental effect on the natural environment. These pollutants can originate from various sources, including industrial processes, agricultural practices, transportation, and waste disposal. Pollutants can take various forms, such as chemicals, gases, noise, or radiation, and can impact the air, water, and soil quality. Exposure to environmental pollutants can harm human health, wildlife, and ecosystems, and lead to environmental degradation and climate change. The effects of environmental pollution can be acute or chronic, and can manifest in various ways, such as respiratory diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, or biodiversity loss. Preventing and mitigating environmental pollution requires a multi-faceted approach, including regulation, innovation, education, and behavior change, to promote sustainable development and protect the planet for future generations.