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  1. Policies on air pollution
  2. Policies on land pollution
  3. Policies on water pollution

During the twentieth century, there has been growing awareness of the impact of human activities on the environment and public health. In fact, the pollution cause adverse health effects of human (increased of respiratory disorders, disease, cancer, excess mortality), exert a harmful effect on animals and plants and finally cause damage to materials that are of economic interest to society (natural disasters). According to the World Health Organization, the pollution does 7 million victims in the world, including 42,000 in France. This awareness led to the application of methods and technologies to reduce the effects of pollution. In this context, governments have adopted regulations and other measures defined by the minister of ecology, the Grenelle of environment, the Kyoto protocole, the Conference of Parties, etc, for minimize the adverse effects and ensure compliance with environmental quality standards.

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