In this way it renders the agricultural land non-productive. As of March 2001, 2,265 victims had been officially recognized among 1,784 of who had died Ref. Evidence of this can be seen in form of space waste, which is junk and useless material that no longer serves any purpose to humanity, and has been left to orbit the Earth in the form of space debris. Health ailments Ingestion of poorly treated water can cause diarrhoea,cholera, stomach infections and typhoid. Encourage your government to set goals for reducing pollution and to enter into international treaties agreeing to meet worldwide goals. The organisms in the ecosystem are not able to survive in the low oxygen environment and therefore the whole ecosystem gets thrown off balance. Spreading various diseases Microbes, toxins and water containing unnecessary amounts of salts give rise to many diseases.
Fertilizer use has similar impacts. This may lead to health issues in herbivorous animals who feed on agricultural plants and leftovers. Additional research has shown that toxins spread in the air correlate to allergies and asthma in developing children. However, those plants often dispose of the sewage in the oceans. Water Pollution Effects on Animals While we humans only feel the harmful consequences of water pollution when we consume contaminated water, go swimming in polluted water sites or make aquatic life forms from polluted water bodies part of our diet, animals are easier victims of the harmful effects of water pollution. The pollutants, including toxic chemicals, can alter the acidity, conductivity and temperature of water. Without these plants like crops a … nd animals like livestock , we don't have as much food! Arsenic This pollutant is widely known as a poison.
Also, Women were found to have higher levels than that of men. Too much mercury leads to hormonal imbalances and glandular damage, leading to abnormal behavioral shifts. Thus, water pollution has become a threat to the ecosystem and an important cause of environmental degradation. It is not an easy matter to see from where or when the runoff happens as it may simply after a storm or it may rise from groundwater it previously trickled into. Since then, international treaties have banned the practice.
The changes and pollution can reduce the frogs prey animals, breeding spots, hiding spots, water pH and water temperature. Acid rain Acid rain, caused by nutrient pollution in the air, damages lakes, streams, estuaries, forests and grasslands across the country. Although huge steps need to be taken on national and industrial levels to arrest this situation before it goes totally out of our hands, individuals can do their small part by refraining from littering beaches and lakes with paper, plastic and other garbage, so that lesser animals make it to the Extinct Species list, and so you can tell your children that the ocean waters still abound in whales, dolphins, turtles, seals, and all those other animals, that are marked as Endangered Species. It is nothing short of a civil engineering miracle that we in America have drinking water we can access at will. Pesticides — can damage the nervous system and cause cancer because of the carbonates and organophosphates that they contain. . Pollution affects the chemistry of water.
Disease cholera is caused by the contaminated water. Water pollution not only diminishes aesthetic quality of water bodies, destroys aquatic life and habitats, affect reproductive ability of aquatic life but also eventually take a toll on Human health and well being. And this in turn affects human health. There has also been research done to show these results in animal testing as well. Any trash that does not get recycled, has the potential to end up in our lakes, rivers, oceans and whatever other waters. The ability of a water body to support aquatic life, as well as its suitability for other uses depends on many trace elements. Being overly exposed to fluoride, the person also puts himself at risk of kidney and skeletal issues.
Rain can carry air pollutants down into water bodies from hundreds, if not thousands of miles away. They exist in the form of seas and oceans, icecaps, snow, water vapor, etc. However, many people don't know that the very item that we use and trust everyday might be leaching toxins into us. The developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, where arrangements of water treatment are limited or negligible, a large section of the population is susceptible to water-borne diseases. This is far from the case in many places thoughout the world. Rubbish thrown into waterways or washed off roadways. Governments, through various Clean Water Acts and water resource policies have sought to regulate the discharges of pollutants in the water to minimize pollution and contamination.
A typical farm pollutes groundwater via soil absorption, the air through methane gas from the cows who do not easily digest the corn, and the volatilization of nitrogen from excess fertilizers and the other toxic chemicals sprayed, and via open water sources if not directly, then when rainwater washes the animal manure, fertilizers and toxic chemicals from the eroded soil into the nearest waterway and through atmospheric deposition of the volatile compounds. Pesticides are used to kill bacteria, pest and different germs. About 842,000 people, 361,000 of them being children under 5 years old, die from diarrhea every year. Many water bodies near urban areas cities and towns are highly polluted. Giardiasis is caused by Giardia lamblia. The dangers emanating from water pollution have severely affected humans, animals, and plants.
Another type of fish killer is pollution from municipal sewage. The issue that we have at hand is of a way more sinister nature. This leads to another very harmful effect on the ecosystem as a whole, loss of biodiversity. Mercury is the primary cause of contamination in U. Almost everything that is a byproduct of our civilization is polluting our drinking water. Some incidents and major effects of water pollution are discussed as follows: Effects of Water Pollution on Human Health, Other Species and Ecosystems: Water Borne Disease Outbreak Microbial water pollutant can be virus, bacteria or parasite and their main source is untreated or undertreated sewage or animal waste. Some industries use water for cooling in industrial operations and later drain the hot water into water bodies.
The same is true of Yamuna, Gomati, Chambal as well as Jhelum rivers. Water pollutants are killing sea weeds, mollusks, marine birds, fishes, crustaceans and other sea organisms that serve as food for human. Be moderate in heating and cooling your home and business. It also increases the risk of kidney diseases. The harmful elements found in industrial waste include various chemicals, grease, oil, paint, iron, cadmium, lead, arsenic, zinc, etc. The answer to solving pollution is to make changes in our daily habits and pay more attention to the types of products we consume. Diseases such as bronchitis, lung cancer, and heart disease may all eventually appear in people exposed to air pollution.