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There are two equally correct answers to this question, all and none. Some people consider anything man does as as a source of pollution and disruption of the natural state of things. Thus, man causes all pollution, because every thing else is "natural". Others consider man part of the natural state and therefore any done by man is natural and not pollution. Thus man cannot cause pollution because we are part of the "natural system" on Earth. It also depends on what is considered a "pollutant". Let's talk about air pollution. Common auto pollutants are HC, NOX, CO, and particulates. Some people also add CO2 because it is a green house gas. Water vapor is the most common and important green house gas. The human body produces HC as part of digestion, respiration (breathing) generates CO2 and water vapor and our skin releases "particles" into the air as new shin continuously replaces old. Of course humans do not just contribute to air pollution. They contribute to water pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution also.

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