All lifeforms contain water; some live in it; some drink it. Plants and animals need water that's pure, and that they cannot survive if their water is loaded with harmful chemicals or harmful microorganisms. If humans don't acknowledge this fact it could potentially kill some of the animals or things we know today wont be there in 50 years. Humans have forgotten it by polluting the rivers, lakes, and oceans of the earth . Unfortunately, humans tend to pollute our planet.
How does pollution affect our mother earth and our own human bodies? Pollution has slowly over taken our earth since mankind came into being. Pollution affects everything and anything. It affects plants, animals, and our oceans. It is slowly killing our planet.
In human perspective, people die every day due to polluted and infected water. Some of the water pollution is caused by industrial waste, they produce massive amount of waste which contains poisonous chemicals and other pollutants which then cause air pollution and it damages the environment around us. Industries do not have a proper waste management system, so they drain the waste to the fresh water which then leads river and then to sea. These toxic chemicals can change the colour of the water, temperature change in water and exposing to serious hazard to the water animals. “In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters, polluting the usable water supply” (NationalGeographic.com).
All of these pollutants can cause lot cancer, birth defects, brain and nerve damage, long-term injury to the lungs etc. They also harm nature and our environment by destroying forests, lakes, and animals. .Air Pollution is also a form of pollution and arises from factories and transportation depend on huge amounts of fuel. Numerous tons of coal and oil are being consume around the world every year. When we use these types of fuel, they produce not only smoke, but they also put by-products into the atmosphere.
According to Barlow and Clarke, almost everything that is being done in the industrialized world has the potential of worsening the already existing fresh water crisis (206). By failing to conserve the water we use, we stand the risk of exhausting all the fresh water we depend on. Studies have already shown that we are quickly running out of fresh water supply world over. This is as a result of dwindling water levels in rivers, lakes and underground aquifers. The consequences of lack of fresh water for consumption are far reaching.
The last main cause of water pollution is the failure to clean human and animal waste products. These sources can house millions of bacteria and deadly diseases once they reside in water, eventually spreading to marine life and other organisms (Water Pollution). Out of all the different types of pollution, water pollution is one of the leading causes of death (Water Pollution). Pollution poses many threats to life on Earth and needs to become a main priority to the world. The effects of pollution may currently not be as noticeable, but within years, the problem could surpass our chance to fight this global issue.
Every year people and animals die from us polluting the earth. Chemicals are becoming one of the main problems with controlling the environment. Humans’ spray poisons on the land we live on and expect that nothing wrong will happen. These poisons eventually end up in our water we drink or shower in. There are many chemicals that cause harm to our environment.