Toxic waste, poisonous materials such as mercury, dioxin, PCBs, PAHs, and radioactive materials are being released onto our ocean floors causing contamination amongst the plants and animals whom live there. (“Marine Pollution causes and consequences,” 2003) The contamination of these plants and animals steer to health concerns such as lesions on marine life and other major health issues even death. (“Marine Pollution causes and consequences,” 2003) Fujita (2003, p. 4) The contamination of marine life has becoming a major concern for the safety of humans who consume seafood. Toxic waste dissolves into organisms, which are harmful and are passed along the food chain and eventually ending up in our seafood. (“Ocean Pollution,” 2002) This process is called Biomagnification, each time the animals are eaten by another animal the toxins intensify and the levels of toxins increase becoming more and more harmful even deadly for humans.
This is called Acid Rain. Acid rain effects the environment in several ways, the effects to the plants and animals depend on the level of acidity of the water. Implications such as decrease in marine life, reduce in growth of forests (led to death of forest over time), damages buildings, bridges, and cultural objects (statues and monuments). Acid rain also effects human health and makes it difficult to see as clearly through clean air. The decrease in fish is caused by the high acidic water levels.
Mostly Air pollution is also a major concern. According to the Lake Huron Center for Coastal Conservation, “The air quality of the Ontario Lake Huron Shoreline is among the worst in Southern Ontario” Some chemicals that contribute to this Air Pollutions are pesticides, lead, mercury, PCBs, furans and dioxins. What is Pollution? Pollutions is anything that put in environment that harms or change the ecosystem. Water Pollution is a large problem to the lakes and all over the world.
Water Pollution in China Institutional Affiliation Name of Student Professor’s name Discipline Date Water is a very essential commodity to all aspects of human life and other living organisms, but the availability and purity of this water continue to deteriorate in the whole world due to many factors. These factors are mainly caused by human activities, which include increased urbanization, escalating population growth, growth of industries, excessive farming, and climatic changes. When there is a high presence of chemical, physical, radioactive or pathogenic microbial substances in water bodies, then these water bodies are polluted and the water is not normally fit for drinking and may not support the biotic community for example fish (Hogan, 2013). According to Hogan (2013), these classes of water contaminants get into water bodies in different ways. Chemical water pollutants find their way into waterways through industrial and agricultural wastes for example Mercury remains of mining sites, Nitrogen compounds which are a major fertilizer in farms and chlorine deposits from sewage and water treatment plants.
Greywater is all the waste water generated in your home, excluding water going down the toilet. Instead of just using fresh water once, all the soapy water could potentially be used for something else. It may look “dirty,” but it is safe and even beneficial. Black water is the dirty water from a toilet. Due to its high level of toxins, it’s not used in a greywater system and must be treated in a sewer or septic system.
Negative Human Impact on the Marine Environment Humans have had a major negative impact on the world’s marine environment. Now, we are working to fix it. Throughout recent human history, it has been obvious that the wellbeing of the marine environment has been in jeopardy. From dumping chemicals and rubbish in the ocean to overfishing and destroying precious marine environments, such as reefs, sea-grass beds and coastal habitats. This report will contain global issues, including the worryingly named “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, oil spills and local problems, such as the previous near destruction of the Port Noarlunga reef, which, prior to the establishment of the South Australia’s first aquatic reserve, had been overfished and polluted.
In today’s society, the environmental issues that appear on television the most include overpopulation, air pollution, climate change, and water pollution. In this essay, I would like to focus on an aspect of water pollution that has been overlooked by the general public. This lurking environmental danger in the ocean is called a Dead Zone. In Tom Levitt’s article for CNN, Levitt writes: “Aquatic "dead zones" are a tragic illustration of human beings' negative impact on the world's oceans. They are areas so overloaded with pollutants that they have difficulty sustaining any life.” Dead Zones are created by fertilizer and pollution run off from our very own backyards.
This pollution has since affected their health and has resulted into more cancer deaths, miscarriages, defects in births, dying of livestock and the sick fish. The attempts to solve the problem and prosecute those involved have proven futile since the county‘s judicial system is marred by corruption. The company was required to clean up its mess and pay for the damages. The toxic waste dumped in the area is believed to be of an estimate of 18 billion gallons, and its remains are still present to date.The company that took over the ownership from Texaco was later ordered to pay eighteen billion dollars for the damages. This was to act as the reparations for the
Effects of climate change consist of catastrophes such as floods, droughts, and air pollution (Inconvenient truth). Solutions to the problems incorporate solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, water energy and carbon capping. Companies also create waste through the products that they create for example, like plastic wrap. Plastic wrap made with polyvinyl chloride also known as PVC, requires a certain substance that may be obtained though the refinement of petroleum. The everyday products we use such as, plastic wrap made of PVC plastic, have a negative impact on the environment and we have to care of our environment in order to do that we must choose more eco friendly alternatives.
Then, water is stored in the atmosphere (Turks & Bensel, 2014). Water is reintroduced into our atmosphere by rainfall and precipitation and then filtered into the ground and eventually discharged back through the original source (Turk & Bensel, 2014). Much of the water humans are using globally is not being replenished fast enough (Turk & Bensel, 2014). According to some research done by Argall and posted in Marketwired, most water is a non-renewable source and