Sources[ edit ] Local managers of urban areas sometimes lack control over what is built and assembled in public places. As businesses look for ways to increase the profits, cleanliness, architecture, logic and use of space in urban areas are suffering from visual clutter. Insensitivity of local administration is another cause for visual pollution. For example, poorly planned buildings and transportation systems create visual pollution.
Sometimes, pollution is about the little things that determine whether we have a good day or a bad day.
I am speaking specifically of what is known as visual pollution. I remember as a kid walking out the backdoor of my house, and seeing nothing but woods as far as my little eyes could see. It was beautiful, and I have dozens if not hundreds of memories of exploring those woods with a wide eyed wonder.
Then, when I was a teenager, I walked out my backdoor, and those woods were gone. They were replaced by construction sites as dozens of new homes were being built.
Far be it from me to deny anyone a home, but I never had the same feeling of serenity walking out and seeing those construction sites, and later houses, as I did those woods. If you see a lake that is full of empty soda cans, garbage bags, and used tires that is actually two forms of pollution.
The same connection exists between visual pollution and littering, industrial pollution, air pollution think smogand light pollution. These things all encompass their respective forms of pollution, but are also part of visual pollution.
The negative effects of visual pollution are actually more serious than you would think. You wake up in the morning the first day of your vacation and see nothing but woods, or sandy beaches, or beautiful mountain ranges and you feel invigorated.
Our surroundings affect us. There have been multiple studies that have found that our physical environment has an impact on our stress levels and mental health. It used to be that every town, city, and suburb had its own unique character.
How many times did they mention the town clock tower? It was a unique piece of history that set the town apart from every other town in America.
Now, our towns, cities, and suburbs are starting to morph into one ball of sameness. What used to make the United States so amazing was the level of diversity that existed. Though those places still exist it is harder to tell them apart.
A final impact of visual pollution is the effects on tourism. In the tourist industry in the United States accounted for 1. They want to see something that will wow them in a good way. They want to feel reinvigorated from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Is a little trash going to stop someone from going to see Mount Rushmore?
Probably not, but I bet if someone spray-painted mustaches all over the old presidents they might be annoyed. The point is that when people are on vacation they are trying to escape the dreariness of their day-to-day lives.
They want to see beauty. They want to see wonder. Is visual pollution as serious an issue as water or air pollution? No, but it is connected to them. I grew up in a small town that had a great deal of character and history.
I want them to be able to see the wide diversity of this great big world in which we live. I want to continue to see that too.Visual pollution is an aesthetic issue and refers to the impacts of pollution that impair one's ability to enjoy a vista or view.
Visual pollution disturbs the visual areas of people by creating harmful changes in the natural environment. Debates on the encroaching commercialization of public space by outdoor advertising highlight its possible negative impact on local quality of life and enjoyment of public spaces.
These overstimulating outdoor advertisements are often considered a source of visual pollution, but cities have no. Although billboards and visual pollution or distraction are associated with drivers of all ages and both genders, therefore the target audience is all drivers.
Problem Statement Advertising billboards is visual pollution, which is becoming a cause of road accidents. ’Visual pollution’ is Always manmade: street signs, road signs, etc.
Artificial things (sans Electric lines and Other necessary structures for 21st century living), that do Not Need to be in a person’s ‘visual field’. Let’s say another example would be a Big billboard advertising food(the travelers Already know about).
Visual pollution has now become a law by the council due to businesses advertising on busy roads which distract the drivers. However even if your car was parked in a shopping centre car park and had a for sale sign on the back of your car this will be braking the law! And the more legal advertising there is, the more reluctant city governments will be to part with the revenue and services it brings.