Causes And Effects Of Water Pollution

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) This occurs because of industrial waste dumped into rivers and other water bodies cause an imbalance in the water leading to severe contamination and death of aquatic species.(Pollution: Causes and Effects) Another form of water pollution is spraying insecticides, pesticides on plants pollutes the groundwater system and oil spills in the oceans have caused irreparable damage to the water bodies.(Pollution: Causes and Effects) Eutrophication, is caused by the daily activities that people do like washing clothes, utensils near lakes, ponds or rivers; this forces detergents to go into bodies of water which block sunlight from penetrating the surface of the water and this reduces the oxygen that animals can get and makes it uninhabitable for aquatic species.(Pollution: Causes and Effects) Water pollution does not only harms aquatic life but it can also contaminate the entire food chain and cause diseases like cholera, diarrhoea if water pollution continues.(Pollution: Causes and Effects) Water pollution can cause ecosystems to severely change or be destroyed.(Effects of Water Pollution) Nutrient pollution from upstreams often flow downhill and even travel miles into other larger water bodies and can affect the types of algae that grows, and this can affect fish and other aquatic animals by absorbing sunlight.(Effects of Water Pollution) “Naturally, the order of ecosystems in that water are affected negatively, as the destruction or introduction of any foreign organism alter
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