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A pollutant is any substance, chemical or other factors that:


  1. Speeds up geochemical cycle

  2. Changes the natural balance of our environment

  3. Enhances plant life
  4. Enhances the animal life at the cost of plants


Solution

The correct option is B

Changes the natural balance of our environment


A pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource. A pollutant may cause long or short-term damage by changing the growth rate of plant or animal species, or by interfering with human amenities, comfort, health, or property values. Hence, a pollutant changes the natural balance of the environment.

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