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    Food Contamination

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    The Center for Disease control has estimated that illnesses directly resulting from food contamination cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths each year in the United States. The rise of food-related illnesses can be mostly attributed to increased eating out. Half of every dollar spent on food in this country is spend on food prepared outside of the home. As the amount of people involved preparing our food rises, so does the risk of contracting an illness

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    Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in drinking water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take action now to assure the quality of one of our most precious resources, our underground water supply. Ground water can

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    The threat of Groundwater Contamination About Groundwater Contamination Groundwater contamination is defined as introduction of undesirable substances to groundwater resource due to anthropogenic reasons which causes it to become unfit for human use (Environment Canada and The Ground Water Foundation). The groundwater can be contaminated either when the liquid contaminants infiltrates into the soil surface going down the groundwater or when the surface or rain water infiltrates into the ground dissolving

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    many areas of the world. These include countries such as Cambodia, Argentina, Chile, Hungary, Mexico, Bangladesh and the USA etc., with the most widespread and most notorious groundwater pollution prevalent in Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi arsenic contamination is described as “the biggest poisoning of a population in history, with millions of citizens exposed” (Smith et al., 2000). A strong relationship exists between chronic ingestion of Arsenic and deleterious human effects. This heavy metal is known

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    Unlike pollution in rivers and the air, soil contamination is not easily detected. A person cannot detect this with the naked eye. And because of this, many people worldwide have suffered complications due to the contamination of soil. Soil contamination is a serious and often overlooked environmental concern that threatens the safety of the environment and those affected by it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), soil contamination happens when solid or liquid matter that is

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    Foodborne Illnesses

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    illness is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic, bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination was caused by improper food handling, preparation or storage of food. Contacts between food and pests, especially flies, cockroaches and rodents are a further cause of contamination of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding pesticides or medicine to food or consuming or by accidentally consuming naturally poisonous substances

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    Mega Farms

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    boom in plant growth. When the plants die, bacteria that need oxygen to live eat their bodies. This starts to deplete the amount of oxygen in the water for other fish and animals to live and breath, and they end up dying. Besides the chemical contamination on the farm there are major problems with animal wastes. (Jones,1993,pp.39-60) Over the last 30 or so years there has been an increased demand for food. Foods like pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. With the demand for meats, there is also an increased

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    Sexuality and Aggression in Hamlet

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    between relationships of individuals, sexes, and divisions of public (state) and private (love) life. The primary cause of the breakdown results from the bodily contamination spread through overt sexuality, specifically maternal sexuality. Janet Adelman asserts her feminism into the sexist view of psychoanalysis to define the contamination as that power of women that men fear. Adelman's case for the collapse of boundaries is her strength and weakness. Extensive textual evidence supports her

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    Food Irradiation

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    long periods before it reaches the consumer. The relentless pressure to supply safe foods to mass markets has led to major contamination problems arising in recent years. The food industry has responded by developing new methods to treat food, such as food irradiation. To some in the food industry, irradiation is a wonderful new technology that could solve many contamination problems without any apparent effects on the treated food. To the consumer, it is a new process that has unknown threats and

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    necessary to keep water systems, and ultimately the environment clean. Water Pollution There are two types of water pollution, direct and indirect contamination (also known as point, and non-point contamination). Direct contamination includes pollutants released into a water system directly from factories, homes, refineries, etc. Indirect contamination occurs when contaminants enter the system from the atmosphere (car emissions, factory smoke, etc.) through rainwater, or through the ground (such

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