Pollution control is a term used in environment management. It means the control of emissions and effluents into air, water or soil. Without pollution control, the waste products from consumption, heating, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transportation and other human activities, whether they accumulate or disperse, will degrade the environment. In the hierarchy of controls, pollution prevention and waste minization are more desirable than pollution control. In the field of land development, low impact development is a similar technique for the prevention of urban runoff.