“Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.” (“Categories of Pollution: Point source,” 2008) Globally, water pollution is one of the main reason why lots of people died. It can be contaminated from the smallest activities. Throwing trash into a river, dumping oil into streams, throwing plastic into body of water, improper
Effects of Water Pollution Water pollution is drastically affecting the life of living beings. Both domestic and industrial reasons are contributing to water pollution. Excessive use of SOAP, soda, bleaching powder detergent or acid at home and use of acid and other salts in the industries are primarily responsible for water pollution. Water pollution has emerged as one of the most serious environmental threats in India. Urban sewage and industrial waste that flowes into the rivers without being refined.
By educating the locals on what 's factories are polluting in the the Citarum, anger and frustration will be sparked, and with this a demand for more regulations will be presented. The Citarum river is used by millions of people everyday, and it 's been that way since the beginning. By allowing factories to dump their pollutants into the river we justify pollution for not only this but for all future events similar to this. Textile factories are poisoning the people and killing their livelihood. If we begin to dredge, allow natural life to return and educate the Citarum river basin population.
In most industrialized nations, the greatest source of pollution is the industrial community. Factories discharge massive industrial waste into rivers, lakes, oceans so that water is polluted seriously. Chemicals, metals, and radioactive substance aggravate water quality and seriously impact function. Creatures in contaminated water are polluted, even die out. If people eat the fish in contaminated water or drink contaminated water will get sick, too.
Sanitation isn’t just a problem in third world countries it’s a problem in most countries because of the bacteria and diseases that contaminates the water and the chemicals and waste dumped into water supplies. The world health organisation did an investigation into deaths by water borne diseases and effects of drinking dangerous chemicals mixed in with water every day. They figured out that annually 3.4 million people die just because of water borne diseases. The reason this death count is so high is because in most countries there sewage and water is untreated. Continents like North America and Europe have around 66% to 97% of their water and sewage treated in treatment plants although other continents like Asia, Africa and Oceana have 35%-0% of there water treated.
Much of Earth’s water is contaminated with chemicals and more water is being polluted each day. The sad fact is that the pollutants are being dumped into the water by man himself. We are slowly, and knowingly, killing off our own kind. Industrial processes all over the world are contaminating fresh water sources with biochemical waste. This waste makes its way into homes is causing unspeakable illnesses and in too many cases death.
This is extremely unsanitary and utterly dangerous to the population’s health. Drinking polluted water can cause severe nausea, vomiting, cramps and severe diarrhea. Also drinking contaminated water can infect the human body with diseases such as cholera, polio, hepatitis A, dysentery and Amoebiasis. Which left untreated, can be life threatening and easily spread. The country itself produces 40 million liters of sewage every day, and only about 20% of that is treated (source: Centre for Science and Environment; Excreta does matter).
Also chemical that come from industries causes of water pollution according to Water Pollution Guide (“Types of water pollution,” (4). Drinking, swimming or fishing from the polluted water cause many health problems. For example bacterial infections effect on digestion as typhoid, cholera, paratyphoid fever, bacillary dysentery. Also, viral infections cause infectious hepatitis (jaundice) Poliomyelitis, according to Edugreen (“Health impacts of water pollution,” (5). Unfortunately, according to Dosomething.org website, more than 5,000 people die every day in worldwide because of dirty water.
In particularly, the environmental group claims that, “coal ash pollution threatens to destroy the fishery of Sutton Lake and is moving to the groundwater wells that supply the drinking water for the nearby by community.” Problems like these are just one of the many causes of water pollution. Coal, storm water, and pigs are some of the biggest threats to the Cape Fear River, the ocean, and other bodies of water that surround Wilmington. In this paper, we will focus on causes and effects of water pollution then look at some possible solutions for the problems, particularly here in Wilmington. Storm water runoff is the biggest polluter of streams, creeks, rivers and ocean water systems. “Nationwide, storm water is a leading source of water pollution.
And, according to a study in Sweden, lymphoma occurs five-times more in people exposed to herbicides (Bily 73). This means that farmers are at the highest risk of lymphoma because of their constant exposure to herbicides. An unfortunate fact about the US is that 45 states have issued warnings of fish having mercury poisoning (Bily 124). Another issue that has negative impact on society is acid rain. When rain and nitric acid mix together to form acid rain, it can destroy trees, buildings, and statues (Tennesen).