In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

Pollution is the (1)______ of the environment and the biggest problem across the globe. The major causes of pollution include (2)______ use of motor vehicles, rapid industrialisation, increasing urbanisation, use of chemical fertilisers in agriculture and burning of fossil fuels. It has a (3)______ effect on human health. Air pollution causes respiratory diseases and other diseases related to lungs. Noise pollution impairs the (4)______ senses and causes stress. Water pollution pollutes water, which is mainly harmful for aquatic animals. The responsibility of (5)______ the pollution is in the hands of human beings.

Question 96

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 1.

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