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Water Pollution Essay

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  • on September 15, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 867 words

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Water pollution is the contamination of water so that it becomes unfit for usage. We do not have to pay attention to the natural phenomenon like volcanoes, algae blooms, earthquake or other factors which cause the ecological status of water to deplete because primarily nature is intelligent enough to take care of all that and secondly we cannot really do anything about it. Aim of writing this article is to create awareness required to stop the suicidal act of contamination of water so that we all can live in harmony with Mother Nature appreciating the gifts it has given to us, humans. About 20% of the world's population lacks access to safe drinking water and about 50% lacks adequate sanitation. In many developing countries, rivers downstream of large cities are little cleaner than open sewers. Levels of suspended solids in America's rivers, for example, almost quadrupled since the late 1970s and rivers typically contain four times the world average and 20 times OECD levels.
Marine pollution, acidification of ocean, oil spill and thermal pollution are few of the other modes of polluting water. In addition the price we pay by polluting one of the most important sustenance of life is vast yearly death caused by waterborne diseases. Industrial wastes are significant sources of water pollution, often giving rise to contamination with heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium) and persistent organic compounds. A study of 15 Japanese cities, for example, showed chlorinated solvents from industry contaminate 30 per cent of all groundwater supplies in some cases, the solvents from spills traveled as far as 10 km from the source of pollution                                                                                                                                  

            With over 70 percent of the planet covered by oceans, people have long acted as if these very bodies of water could serve as a limitless dumping ground for wastes. Raw sewage,...

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