Deutsch: Umweltverschlechterung / Español: Degradación Ambiental / Português: Degradação Ambiental / Français: Dégradation de l'Environnement / Italiano: Degradazione Ambientale /

A Degradation is the sum of natural processes which cause a decrease in PCB mass (weight, not quantity) by either Dechlorination or outright destruction of PCB molecules.


Environmental degradation refers to the deterioration of the environment through the depletion of natural resources, pollution, habitat destruction, and other harmful activities. It often results in a decline in the quality of the environment, negatively impacting ecosystems, wildlife, and human health. This process is usually caused by human activities such as deforestation, industrial pollution, overfishing, and urbanization. Environmental degradation can have far-reaching consequences, including loss of biodiversity, climate change, and reduced availability of clean water. It is a pressing issue that requires immediate attention and action to prevent further damage to the planet.

Application Areas

Treatment and Risks


Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Environmental deterioration
  • Habitat destruction
  • Natural resource depletion
  • Ecosystem degradation


Articles with 'Degradation' in the title

  • Anti-Degradation Clause: An Anti-Degradation Clause is Part of federal air quality and water quality requirements prohibiting deterioration where Pollution levels are above the legal limit
  • Biological Degradation: A Biological Degradation is as used in the Superfund Program, the process by which biological agents can reduce or eliminate risks posed by a Hazardous Substance through decomposition into less hazardous components
  • Environmental degradation: Environmental degradation is the depletion or destruction of a potentially renewable resource such as soil, grassland, forest, or wildlife that is used faster than it is naturally replenished


Environmental degradation is a serious and urgent issue that results in the deterioration of the environment through various harmful activities. It is primarily caused by human actions such as pollution, deforestation, and overexploitation of resources, leading to negative impacts on ecosystems and human health. Addressing environmental degradation requires preventive measures, cleanup efforts, and the implementation of regulations to reduce further damage. It is crucial to take immediate action to mitigate the risks associated with environmental degradation and protect the planet for future generations.


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