Have you ever wondered what happens to the fertilizer you put down the day before, or what happens to the trash you through away from dinner last night? Well it all goes into underground aquifers, which means you could be drinking the food that you ate last night. You could be drinking water or bathing in water that is not the purist water possible, because of pollution humans are producing. The world’s ecosystems are becoming unbalanced and unhealthy because of the pollution that humans are producing. Much of our drinking water comes from underground aquifers and many chemicals are in that water because chemicals sink underground into that water. The chemicals can cause a large amount of problems, like dead zones. The dead zone, called the Gulf of Mexico, was caused by chemicals that went into the ocean making it uninhabitable. There are many things that cause groundwater pollution like landfills, leaky sewer lines, underground storage tanks, poorly constructed wells, and septic tanks. They biggest concern in groundwater pollution is the large amount of man-made organic compounds. Small things can help like picking up after your dog when it does its business, because it is proven that dog droppings that are not being picked up by their owner is adding to the amount of bacteria in our water.(1) In fact they are the 3rd or 4th on a list of contributors to bacteria in contaminated waters. There are many types of pollution a lot of them being caused by humans. Have you ever noticed how brown our water is, in rivers and lakes? That is the effects of not taking care of our environment, and creating pollution. The same chemicals that are in groundwater can also be found in our lakes and rivers. Trash builds up in rivers over time so for example the end of the Mississippi River is carrying trash that could be from Iowa. The environments stability depends on how we treat it, so we must try to respect our environment and keep our water clean to improve…
the earth's atmosphere. Global Warming effects our everyday
lives and it occur cause of Air Pollution, Deforestation, and Human Activities. Global Warming occurs
everywhere and it doesn’t affect just the U.S but everywhere which is why we need to react fast and
make it stop.
Air Pollution is a major cause of Global Warming. Air pollution is bad as it can cause lung
irritation, burning eyes, coughing and chest tightness. Air pollution also affects the environment by
quality water talked about in flow is due to pesticides, pharmaceuticals and previous wars that pollute our water. In one of the developing countries, Palo Alto, citizens have no choice to drink the polluted water as they can’t afford it. The result is that one in ten children are expected to die before the age of 5. This was a common problem in all of the countries shown in the documentary. Companies would demand too high of a price for water, forcing people to give up their houses as water was more…
be found hidden beneath the waves and this vast global ocean pulses around our world driving the natural forces which maintain life on our planet.
The oceans provide vital sources of protein, energy, minerals and other products of use the world over and the rolling of the sea across the planet creates over half our oxygen, drives weather systems and natural flows of energy and nutrients around the world, transports water masses many times greater than all the rivers on land combined and keeps the…
Water pollution consists of any physical or chemical change in water that adversely affects the health of and other organisms Sewage is the release of wastewater from drains or sewers for example : from toilets ,washing machines and showers. It also includes human wastes such as soap and detergents. Disease causing agent for example : bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasitic worms are transmitted in sewage. Sediment pollution, primarily from soil erosion, increase water turbidity, thereby reducing…
Issue Research Paper
Water pollution has been viewed by many as a leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases, accounting for more than 14,000 deaths daily. About 580 people in India die of water pollution every day, while 90% of China's cities suffer from some degree of water pollution. Almost 500 million people lack access to safe drinking water in China.
Developing countries are not the only ones with water pollution problems. Developed…
What are the main types of pollution, and what can be done to prevent pollution or to reduce its effects?
Media coverage of pollution of our air and water and land often shocks us. Environmental research has given us valuable information about the different aspects of pollution, and it behoves us to be aware of our often inadvertent interference with the environment so that we will be able to take intelligent and appropriate steps to avert a possible catastrophe -- our own destruction through…
Air and Water Pollution
March 17, 2013
Air and Water Pollution
Pollution is the introduction of harmful contaminants released into the environment (Green student, 2013). Air and water pollution can cause numerous health issues in society ranging from respiratory problems to cancer. It not only effects humans it also impacts every organism on the planet. Pollution can reduce the overall productivity of crops, which when combines with…
Environmental Period 4
There are 326 million gallons of water on Earth. Less than 3% of all this water is fresh water. Water is very important to our lives. We use it for nearly everything- drinking, food preparation, laundry, dishes, hygiene, etc. A myriad of human pressures are being exerted both directly and indirectly on ecosystems across the world. Once water is polluted, it is a complicated and difficult to extract pollutants from the water.
Many of our oceans are polluted with…
April 28, 2015
pollution is the contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans
and groundwater. This form of environmental littering occurs when pollutants are directly
or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful
compounds. Water pollution is a major global problem which requires ongoing evaluation
and consideration. Each day more and more bodies of water are polluted by factors such as
old sewer systems…
Causes of Water Pollution and Cures to Stop it Now
Nature plays a role when it comes to toxins like mercury and other heavy metals, but humans are among the major causes of water pollution. We have always treated the planet with a certain level of disregard, as if we simply thought that nothing we could do would be of any consequence. Now though, the way we have treated our environment is coming back to haunt us.
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution we have unleashed 80,000 chemical…