Name: Water Pollution Instructor: Date: Abstract Water pollution is a serious problem for the whole world. It threatens the health, humans, plants, and animals. As the world became more industrial and smaller due to communications and trade, unplanned and dangerous dumping has contributed to the problem of sea pollution. All water pollution is dangerous to the health of living organisms, but sea and river pollution can be especially harmful to the health of humans and animals. Rivers and seas are used as main sources of clean water by populations all over the world.
Our environment is affected by our daily actions and our society. The earth is plagued with land, air and water pollution. Pollution is the act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances. Efforts to improve the standard of living for humans through the control of nature and the development of new products have also resulted in the pollution of the environment. There are different types of pollution, such as air, water, land, and soil pollution.
Answer: Burning of plastic in the open air, leads to environmental pollution due to the release of poisonous chemicals. The polluted air when inhaled by humans and animals affect their health and can cause respiratory problems. Which can lead to many sickness, sometimes death terms. Question: How does plastic pollution affect the ocean and ground water in China and SE Asia? Answer: Water conservation is a concern in places ranging from many parts of the region, but the world’s water in the great danger because of leaking plastics and waste.
Are you aware of the detrimental impacts that we have had on our environment? Every second, the Earth is being polluted by poisonous gases, waste products and due to human activities, the world’s climate is dramatically changing. In other words, these impacts do not only harm our environment but also our health. It has been scientifically proven that air pollution causes respiratory diseases and cancer, due to the inhalation of all the harmful chemicals. Water pollution can also lead to typhoid, diarrheal diseases and other waterborne disease, due to the intake of bacteria and parasites.
This is a big problem because the threat is so serious that the effects could potentially alter a human’s lifespan and possible end it short. Argument If the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing spill onto the surface as waste fluids, then it poses a threat on human beings. Chemicals are spilled onto the surface and become waste fluids as a result of hydraulic fracturing. Therefore, those waste fluids pose a threat on humans. My argument is deductive because I say it the waste fluids pose a threat on humans and I will have more specific information of how it really affects humans.
There are 3 types of waste which are Municipal Solid Waste, Industrial Waste, and Hazardous waste. MSW includes waste from public garbage cans and local dumpsters. Industrial Waste includes massive amounts of waste water that is contaminated with chemicals. Hazardous waste is the most dangerous as it presents a danger to human health and the environment. Solutions for waste disposal take time because people need to consider their lifestyle and limit the amount of waste they generate.
Without a place to properly dispose of or contain, the radioactive waste can contaminate our water, food, air, or even our land. If this happened it would be detrimental to all human’s health, causing many different problems throughout the world not only with the health of the population, but problems with the environment as well. Therefore it is vital that we have somewhere to put these radioactive wastes. There are many different types of radioactive waste, but the two major types are “low-level waste” and “high-level waste” (“Radioactive Waste Management”). There are a few different ways that we can store these wastes depending on what level they are.
Pharmaceutical waste seems to be one of the dominant elements that are prevalent in our waters, and other aspects of the environment. These aforementioned elements are largely becoming a concern in today’s society because its effects have proven to be harmful towards our environment, and all of its existing forms of life. Through various ways, whether controllable or uncontrollable, pharmaceutical waste slowly and increasingly multiplies its presence within the environment. Additionally, it eventually trickles down into our waterways and causes a large array of damages. Some of the most common ways that this waste gets into the water includes: disposal through the drainage systems, farming fertilization methods and the maintenance of treatment plants.
Health care waste constitutes a small proportion of the total amount waste generated in a community, but the waste resulting from the health care delivery is considered as a major public health and environmental management issues globally . Many of the medical waste are classified as infectious and pose serious public health threats to health care workers, handlers of waste, patients and visitors as well as the surrounding environment , , , . The management of healthcare waste is of great importance due to its infectious and hazardous nature that can cause undesirable effects on humans and the environment. The disposal and handling of medical waste have been of great concern to the public health experts and policy makers. The unsafe disposal of medical waste such as bandages and sharp items such as syringes and needles, among others, poses serious health risks to people and the environment.
Air pollution in general has been seen to modify the immune system's handling of particular allergens. The exposure to toxins like dioxin can cause serious health problems for people. Having long-term exposure to this toxin is connected to weakening of the immune system, as well as the nervous system, endocrine system and certain reproductive functions. Hence, everyone has a particular level and exposure of dioxins in the body. Improving air quality is the key answer to avoiding any type of development of disease, but it is a long term goal that will require the help and commitment at the national and global level.