Modernization has Caused Air and Water Contamination

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Society, naturally moving forward towards greater innovation, is not always willing to pause and examine the outcome of modernization. The modernized world has its disadvantages in regards to the contamination of air and water. Air and water are needed resources in all living life, but when tampered with can cause many negative results. Society’s actions behind the contamination of air and water are easily ignored but the irrefutable consequences are not! Air contamination is a result of introducing chemical substances into the earth’s atmosphere. Objects used in most of society’s everyday life have a profound impact on the earth’s atmosphere and its’ toxin increase: “emissions from factories, cars, planes, aerosol cans, and second-hand cigarette smoke” (“Encyclopedic”). The cause of air contamination is partly because of the growing ratio of humanity and its industrial boom throughout centuries! The Environmental Pollution Center’s Guide to Understanding and Recognizing Pollution Issues states, “Human activities, yet, are ubiquitous and happen every day. Therefore, their contribution to air pollution is essential.” Pollution is a growing process and as humanity contributes to the contamination of air it also contributes to the contamination of Water. The disposal of human waste is an unpleasant but true reality when it comes to water contamination. There are many contributors included in water contamination such as; chemical-waste dumping, oil spills, pesticides, and even air. Oil spills are a huge alteration toward water cleanliness but they only “make up about 12% of the oil that enters the ocean. The rest come from shipping travel, drains and dumping” (Water). According to one report, “water is [also] vulnerable to pollution b... ... middle of paper ... ...ntinue or possibly worsen. Work Cited "Air Contamination." United States Environmental Protection Agency. N.p., 9 Aug. 2011. Web. 19 Dec. 2013. . "Encyclopedic Entry air pollution." National Geographic Education. Ed. Kara West and Jeannie Evers. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013. . Environmental Pollution Centers. N.p., 2009. Web. 19 Dec. 2013. . Mott, Lawrie, David Fore, Jennifer Curtis, and Gina Solomon. "Our Children At Risk ." NRDC Natural Resources Deffence Councile. N.p., Nov. 1997N. Web. 19 Dec. 2013. . Water Pollution Guide. Guides Newtwork, n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2013. .

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