Pollution is the discharge of chemicals or substances into the environment that are damaging to humans, animals, and plant life. Pollution can occur naturally through volcanic eruptions and forest fires, and man-made, such as fossil fuels, industrial waste disposal, and oil spills. There are five major types of pollution, air, water, soil, light, and noise. High levels of these pollutions can cause health hazards to humans. High levels of air pollution lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, asthma, and irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. Pesticides and lead in water can cause damage to the human nervous system. Soil pollution causes lead poisoning, allergies and damages the immune system. Light pollution disrupts human circadian rhythms causing sleep disorders. Noise pollution leads to hearing impairments and hypertension. Our expert witnesses, speakers, and consultants on pollution are professionals from various industries and backgrounds including, but not limited to, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Areas of expertise include water and air quality, environment, agriculture, biology, toxicology, geostatistics, chemistry, academics, wastewater treatment, geology, and Hydrogeology, among others. Our expert witnesses belong to a variety of professional organizations, such as the Society of Toxicology, the Air and Waste Management Association, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and the American Public Health Association, to name a few. Our expert witnesses have published extensively on a number of topics including water resource planning, air toxics, and asbestos in drinking water. Our expert witnesses have successfully testified for both plaintiff and defense.
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