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.
We should eliminate the drinking age in Canada because it will reduce the amount of accidents caused involving alcohol, will prevent fewer people from becoming alcoholics and will lower the amount of crimes committed. Eliminaiting the dri king age in Canada will decrease the amount of accidents involving alcohol. One of the biggest ways alcohol leads to death is drinking and driving. Many orginizations suchas MADD and Arrive Alive are strongly against drinking and driving and would kill anybody with this idea of eliminaiting the drinkig age. But the have not done any research on what happens in Europe.
Bottled water costs 240 to 100,000 times more than tap water, which can be brought to your house for just pennies per day; based on city water usage, 4,787 bottled waters could be filled with tap water for $2.10, if each bottled water costs one dollar, you would pay 2,279 times more than if a single bottle is refilled. If tap water cost as much as bottled water, a monthly water bill would be around nine thousand dollars. By virtue of this, society is unaware of the fact that by replacing water bottles with tap water, many countries with economical dilemmas could be less strained.
The time for a change and a solution is now during the present point. Wasting water on lawns to make them look beautiful is not going to help owners in the future when they have to move to a city with water. The agriculture standards need to change to accommodate a more sustainable use of water for their crops. The Colorado Compact needs to be revisited so that Las Vegas and support its 2 million residents and 40 million tourist a year on more than 2% of The Colorado River. Pollution does not have a major role in The Colorado River but the over consumption of the water from the Mojave Desert has led to the worst air pollution in the United States.
Toronto did the math and realized that it is cheaper to haul its garbage 300 miles and dump it in Michigan then it is to dump it close to home. And on top of that, Michigan has eliminated funds fo... ... middle of paper ... ...g prematurely destroyed by trucks hauling garbage that is not ours. It is our water and air that is being polluted by the hundreds of Canada's garbage trucks and millions of tons of Canada's garbage. We will soon no longer need Canada to dispose of hazardous waste due to the proposition of using the Yucca Mountains in Nevada as a dump site. And as for saying that Canada's garbage is cleaner than ours, who cares it is still garbage.
If everyone switched to one CFL bulb, we would be able to prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of more than 800,000 cars. Secondly, using the heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) efficiently and reducing the usage can ma... ... middle of paper ... ...done. In conclusion, Canadians are not doing enough to combat global warming because home energy can be used better, the food being consumed should be closely watched and our transportation methods can be improved. As scientists continue to explore and warn us about global warming and climate change and we, Canadians continue to do little in our part to help, we should wonder why we are doing this. Global warming is not going to drastically change our world tomorrow, but it will take time.
Should Bottled Water be banned? Should we put a ban on bottled water? This is the question some U.S. and Canadian local governments have come to ask. There is overwhelming facts and evidence that shows that it is hazardous to our environment, and can be toxic to our health. I personally think that all the evidence against bottled water we really have no need to be constantly drinking from bottled water if the tap water that is available to us is just as good as or even better than the bottled water that we buy.
We as consumers have an important part to play in protecting our environment from the continued growth of our landfills. Managing waste created by over 7 billion people is quite the challenge. Recycling programs are one way to deal with waste yet there are non-biodegradable materials not typically included in recycling programs. In partnership with recycling programs, we must also focus on reducing demand of materials not easily recyclable. Expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly referred to as Styrofoam, when used for foodservice containers is one of these materials.
And all disposed bottles will add to the size of landfills, ruining arable land. Municipal water is considered second to bottled water so the stereotype about the environmental health viability of municipal water needs to be removed. The existence of these stereotypes increases the revenue of the bottled water companies because consumers who have adequate municipal water will still purchase bottled water. This hurts consumers’ ability to use their money for other, more necessary purposes. This problem has occurred since municipal water achieved quality standards equal to bottled water with the advent of chl... ... middle of paper ... ...om http://www.allaboutwater.org/environment.html Arnold, E. (2006).
Desalination is the process of removing salts from seawater or brackish water to produce freshwater (Norling, 2004). Advantages of desalination plants include providing drinking water to areas with no natural supply of fresh water, supplying fresh water during drought seasons, increasing drinking water to accommodate for the increased population growth, and the reduction of waterborne disease and sanitation mortality (Norling, 2004). However, the implementation of a water desalination plant costs an estimated $15 billion USD (Norling, 2004). Therefore, desalination plants are not a suitable solution since the areas that would most benefit from these plants are low-income countries. Additionally, little research and development has been invested into improving this technology (Norling,