Water Quality and Contamination Report 1 Schrita Scott Water Quality and Contamination SCI207: Dependence of Man on the Environment Instructor Carrie Myers February 25, 2014 Water Quality and Contamination Report 2 Water Quality and Contamination Introduction: When it comes to water quality and contamination, first and foremost ground water is present below the surface in porous rocks and is prone to contamination by natural and human activities. Large amounts of chemicals like soap, detergents, fertilizers, pesticides, and pharmaceutical are often times discharged into fresh water aquifers almost daily. These contaminants leak into the soil in which it then dissolves into ground water. Different contaminants have different rates of solubility and degradation once they reach the underground water table, either by simple flow or by the downward movement of rain water. The ground water may become contaminated with both organic and inorganic substances which may include heavy metals like Cadmium, Chromium and Nickel, etc.
What caused this? Today I will have a chance to explain some of my ideas. To support these theories I will mention some documents to help in the essay, so let’s get started. [Doc.A] States: “…Adjacent river and creeks became brackish as water levels rose, reliable sources became scarce…as saltwater transfusion caused introduced filth tended to linger rather than wash away.” This may have caused the colonists to become sick. As the reliable water sources shrank and they were forced to drink the contaminated water.
SCI 207 NEW WEEK 2 LAB 2 WATER QUALITY AND CONTAMINATION http://www.homeworkproviders.com/shop/sci-207-new-week-2-lab-2-water-quality-and-contamination/ Lab 2 – Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination Table 1: Water Observations (Smell, Color, Etc.) Beaker Observations 1 To me this is just water, there is no smell. 2 As you pour the oil in the water the oil started to bubble at the top. When stirring the oil turned into smaller bubbles. It looks as if the oil has placed a thick line of film on the water 3 After pouring the vinegar in the water the only change I noticed was that the water seemed to be a shade darker when added it.
A, B, and E). Take water for example: the colonists would dig shallow wells to get fresh drinking water, but during the tidal changes, the water would become contaminated from the salt water, in other words turn brackish (Doc A). Also when they had to empty their “waste” bucket, they would empty it in the river, so during the tidal changes it would come right back into their wells (Doc A). They would then drink the water and get diseases (Doc A). In 1605-1612, the colonists experienced the longest drought (Doc B).
Sodium Fluoride in Drinking Water? With the amount of toxins in our lakes and oceans, it is only natural that we somehow purify the chemicals in our sources of water so that we can have the alternative way to not suffer from dehydration. Water is a fundamental part of our lives; in fact the average adult body is 55-75% water. Aside from all this water regulates body temperature and blood circulation, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells. Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj made it clear that chronic dehydration could cause certain problems for the body, including hypertension, asthma, allergies, and migraine headaches.
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, West Virginia have all had numerous reports of contaminated water due to fracking. In 2012, the EPA stated that "inorganic and organic compounds associated with hydraulic fracturing have contaminated the aquifer at or below the depths used for domestic water supply in the Pavillion area,”(EPA 2012) This study was of a towns water supple in Wyoming where the water supply was contaminated after fracking was started. The oil and gas companies blame improper equipment for the contamination of the water not the actual process of fracking. If this is the issue fracking should be regulated more so that incidents like this do not spill over into other states and poisoning more of our vital water
Water: An Overlooked Essential Nutrient Value of Hydration Presentation • __________, consultant hired by _______________ to give a presentation on the value of hydration. • To provide hydration education and tips to help reduce the number of sick days taken due to dehydration or hydration related sports injuries. • Hydration tips for every day and intense workouts. 2 Water: Essential to Good Health • Water is the body’s principal chemical component and makes up 60% of your body weight. • Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
3.) Not storing or handling, food correctly could cause bacteria to grow which could cause food to turn mouldy, Also not cooking food correctly could cause bacteria and infections like E-coli or salmonella this could cause illness to people if consumed. Potential Accidents 1.) A patient spilling a hot drink onto their selves could cause an accidental injury such as scalding or burning, this could cause the patient a lot of pain and discomfort and this would then need treatment. 2.)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to analyse the complex situation of water scarcity and offer a possible solution capable of dealing with it. The water’s issue is adversely affecting the environment and the human life. One billion people lack access to water and many sources are drying up or becoming too polluted for human use. The root causes are related to agriculture, population growth and pollution in industries. The consequences linked to these causes are expected, wreaking havoc on hunger and health.