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17. Water Pollution

Water pollution shuǐ wūrǎn 水污染   

This stamp was issued in 2002 in a set of 8 stamps about environmental protection. The other stamps include images for forest protection, mineral resources protection, biodiversity protection and air pollution. 

The word for pollution is made up from two characters. The first means dirty and the second means contamination. The other character means water and has changed over time from a simple picture. 

Suggested activities:

  • Find out about how water pollution is affecting the environment. 
  • Find out what you can do to help. 

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