Chemical Water Pollution Many industries and farmers work with chemicals that are dumped into water. These include chemicals that are used to control weeds, insects and pests. Metals and solvents from industries can pollute the sources of water. These chemicals are poisonous to the living organisms in water and may slow their growth, make them sterile and can kill them. 8.
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.
Polluted water outbreak Polluted Water is becoming a large issue that people are going to have to do something about in order for us to drink water safely without harm and to stop the killing of sea life. Earth’s surface is covered of 70% of water and only about 3% of it is drinkable but with all this pollution we will not have any healthy water left and sea life is slowly getting killed with all this pollution. Plants are also being affected by the polluted water, when they absorb the oil they eventually die off. Our water is being polluted by certain wastes from factories that have certain toxic chemicals that could contain nitrogen, lead, and certain other chemicals that is harmful to us and marine life. Another big one that is polluting
Aquatic species are having these chemicals and debris forced upon them against their will. As stated in the article “Combined Sewer Overflows” the treatment plants cannot handle the income of water and the trash in it, so they push the water and the trash out into the ocean (“Combined Sewer Overflows”). Because humans are not able to handle the event aquatic species are being tangled up in or choking on all the garbage and trash from humans. Oil spills are another case were animals are the victims of human actions. "As little as one part of oil per million parts of water can be detrimental to the reproduction and growth of fish, crustaceans, and plankton” (“Threats to Aquatic Environments”).
Even biodegradable pollutants can damage a water supply for long periods and the life forms within the water start to suffer damage due to pollution. Lakes are particularly susceptible to pollution because they cannot cleanse themselves as rapidly as rivers or oceans. In recent years, waste treatment plants have developed ways to deal with water contamination. Some places, however, still pollute streams by allowing raw sewage to run into them. Septic tanks and cesspools may also pollute the groundwater and neighboring streams.
The same article wrote that, “Even a relatively minor oil spill can cause significant harm to individual organisms and entire populations.” Oil is so harmful and needs to be cleaned up effectively and quickly. The problem is that the chemicals they use to clean the oil up are not a quick fix. They use things like skimmers and boom. The other problem with the cleanup process is that all the oil isn’t cleaned up. It is almost impossible for all the o... ... middle of paper ... ...er Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments, and the national oil and hazardous substances pollution contingency plan.
Fish, plants, water and other organisms are living in our ecosystems. This type of pollution is not only harming them now, but will continue to harm them in the future. There are many ways how water pollution is harming our ecosystem, whether it is oil spills, marine dumping, nuclear waste, or atmospheric pollution, it is all harming water. Underground storage leakages play a role, yes, they are useful in many ways, but they are also very harmful. “Over time the steel corrodes and causes leakages, affecting soil and groundwater” (“Underground Storage Leakages” 1).
It is an extremely serious problem that should be taken much more seriously. There are some organizations to support help for the beaches but, it will take much more. Trash, noise pollution and oil spills is just killing the animals but also drastically hurting the water. The vast ocean needs to be taken care off not just let there to rot with all of the trash. The animals should be able to live in clean waters not surrounded with trash and oil.
Water pollution is a serious global issue today. This happens because of the deaths and diseases occur as well as animals. This issue strongly is led to the worldwide of destruction. The pollution of water is directly affecting the organisms that survive in the aquatic life, such as fish, amphibians and planktons. In some countries, people die each day because of consumption of the polluted water which contains the toxic that is unsuitable for us to drink.
There are many things that enter our waterways that we have to clean out. One of the worst things is pesticides. They not only contaminate our water, but they are harmful to animals. It enters our water sources by seeping through the soil to groundwater or entering streams as surface run-off. Farmers and other workers try to keep our water safe from pesticides, but it is a very hard and stressful job.