18 of the top 147 major countries allow for less than 50% of people to have any access to drinking water on a daily basis. (Safe) There are quite a few countries that don’t have access to drinking water, there’s some that have enough of it, but it’s dangerous to drink, and then there’s those that are doing something about it. This paper will cover those topics. A lot of people look at the amount of water there is in the world and see the vast amounts of water there is available in the oceans. They think about this and wonder how anybody could go without water.
Water pollution is also responsible for destroying the beauty of the lakes and rivers. Also contaminated water negatively impacts, or even eliminates the breeding power of the aquatic life. Moreover, aquatic plants get severely affected due to water pollution. It has been observed that Algae starts to erupt faster. Also the animals falls prey to a variety of diseases due to drinking polluted
The Environmental Protection Agency however, states that arsenic and lead have incre... ... middle of paper ... ...the of the world has rejected fluoride and said it was ineffective to the body. Over 94% of the world’s population drinks unfluoridated water (12 Reasons). In Europe, only five out of 48 countries fluoridate, and European health officials have cited medical, effectiveness, and ethical concerns with it (12 Reasons). The people in Portland, Oregon and other countries that don't fluoridate could do other things to prevent tooth decay. Fluoridation is not a way to reduce the high cavity rates in the cities that have fluoridated their waters for a long time.
Water Benefits Health.com stated, “Forty percent of America’s rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming or aquatic life. Much of today’s water is dealing with water pollution. According to lenntech.com “Water pollution is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives (in) it” (“What is Water Pollution” 1). Water pollution is not only dangerous to humans but also very dangerous to our ecosystems. Fish, plants, water and other organisms are living in our ecosystems.
Water is the beginning of life, our bodies are made up of 70% of water and human need it to survive. Not just only human who need it but other living things such as animals and plants they also do. Many people from around the world have not access to safe and clean water and it was because population are increasing and human were polluting the water sources, all deadly chemical were releasing from industries. The chemical from industrial waste can be harmful to living things. It may include heavy metal such as mercury which cause tremors, psychotic reactions, suicidal tendencies and lead, a poisonous metal which can damage brain, blood and also disrupted nervous system communications.
Agricultural run-off has caused chemical pollution that damages the delicate aquatic ecosystems. Industry has been responsible for chemical pollution by dumping toxic wastes into rivers and on land, thus damaging groundwater supplies by allowing toxins to seep through soil into underground reserves. In addition to chemical pollution, industry is also responsible for thermal chemical pollution, the process of water from rivers used in cooling practices being returned to the rivers many degrees hotter than when it was removed, again disrupting the ecosystem. Poor sanitation of human wastes in water has further polluted the freshwater supply. Almost all drinking water comes from the freshwater supply.
there are many diseases that could spread because of the lack of clean water. cholera is a main problem due to dirty water. cholera is a disease that you get from dirty water and many people die . first it starts out as an infection then it spreads into a disease if it is not treated immediately. there are many basics and many advantages to having clean water.
Freshwater sources around the world are threatened by water pollution. Not only we are managing our resources poorly through wastage, we are also thoughtlessly dirtying
Most of the industries are situated in the bank of the rivers and they release their wastes into the river water which is harm full for the water as well as for the people who are using the water. The chemicals get mixed with the water that is very toxic and bad for health without any doubt. In Bangladesh, there is an example of river pollution. The river Buriganga of Bangladesh is a highly polluted river and one of the main causes behind it is the industrial area near it. The chemical wastage of those industries is making the river water more and more dangerous day by day (Bhowmik, “Buriganga Pollution: Reason & Prospects”).
The Middle Eastern countries use the least amount of water per person because there are very few natural and reliable sources of fresh and clean water. Right now more than a billion people (about 17% of the world’s population) don’t have access to clean water (www.science.howstuffworks.com). There are so many great ways to purify water, such as: slow sand, pressure sand, diatomaceous earth, porous stone/ceramic, paper or cloth, charcoal, reverse osmosis, boiling, iodine method, and enzymes and bacteria (www.enviroalternatives.com). There are several ways to purify water to drink, but the taste of course is different. Reverse Osmosis tastes excellect, gravity filters taste excellent, purifiers are good, sip/squeeze bottles are also good, electronic devices are fair, and halogens are poor in taste.