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In his research, Goel highlighted various causes of water pollution such as effluents from refineries, factories, and vehicles, sediments, pathogens, and chemical pollutants, and the corporeal wastes from oceans, lakes, and rivers. To Goel, other causes of water pollution include agricultural chemicals including pesticides and fertilizers that comprises of detrimental chemicals for consumption of human beings, animals, and plants. Typically, organic farm wastes contaminate water supply when soil treated with fertilizers and pesticides mix into the water supply. Oil leakage creates a great problem to the water supply as aquatic life gets affected. In essence, oil leakage is a major cause of water pollution in that it forms a thick layer that suffocated the marine animals causing them to die.
In essence, plastic is a material generally produced and used by a large population around the world. With this in mind, plastic pose a threat to the environment since water gets contaminated with plastics that land into freshwater. The household products such as detergents, shampoos, and soap used on our daily activities such as washing clothes, utensils, and bathing contains harmful chemicals. When they land into water supply, they pollute it making living difficult for human beings and freshwater animals. Lastly, sewage comprises water pollutants, thus if unattended, it contaminate water causing an upsurge of waterborne diseases.
In regard to the effects of water pollution, Goel (3) continues to argue that water pollution poses a great threat to the ecosystem. Here are some of the effects of water pollution as discussed by Goel. First, contaminated water gives rise to waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea, hookworm, typhoid, cholera, among others. These diseases have adverse health effect on human being such as improper respiration, vomiting, stomach infections, ear infections and
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The researcher of this paper discussed environmental pollution in four categories: air, water, land and noise. Solutions to these types of pollution have been indicated, with the government called upon to protect the environment through policy implementation in support from the public and other stakeholders.
Water is the most essential necessity for life. Its importance cannot be stressed upon enough. Although around three fourth of the earth’s space is filled with water, there is an alarming amount of pollution that has rendered most of the water as unsanitary and unusable.
Broad Straits of Mackinac join Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, and its waters are indivisible. Its lakeshore lengthens 3, 827 miles and is typified by low, sandy beaches and the stony shores of Georgina Bay (Mahler, Metre & Callender, 2006). Lake Huron gauges 206 miles crosswise and 183 miles north to south, with a mean depth of 195 feet to 750 feet maximum.
Lake Huron is an important source of fresh water to all the residents of the cities around it. It is also a home to a number of wildlife species (Shear, 2006). However, the lake has been adversely polluted over the years mainly based on the belief that water can dissolve anything.
The human diseases caused by water pollution include cholera, typhoid, dysentery intestinal helminthes, jaundice and f ever. (Tripath A.K, 2009)
Pollution occurs in many ways. First type of water pollutant is putrecible organic materials.
mination of inland water sources and not those that are saline with substances like fecal wastes, chemicals, heated discharges that make it unfit for its natural or intended use.
There are several types of fresh water pollution that include surface water pollution, chemical
The author states that water pollution is also a leading cause of healthcare concerns for humans and animals. Globally, approximately 500 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. Water pollution is caused when pollutants are indirectly or directly discharged into water bodies.
Even though this fact is recognized by humans, they disregard it by polluting lakes, rivers, oceans and seas. Water pollution causes many problems which includes diseases and killing of fish. Polluted water is also detrimental to human beings and animal life. The thesis will contend that water pollution comprises thermal pollution, industrial effluent and flooding.