Environmental Pollution By Lee And Brenda Lerner

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Pollution As our world becomes more industrialized, the outcome is hurting the health of humans and destroying planet Earth. In the article Environmental Pollution written by Lee and Brenda Lerner, it is stated that problems range from disposal of wastes, water management, and burning of fossil fuels (Lerner and Lerner 200). Although industrialization is very important in the world, restrictions and laws need to be made to protect Earth for generations to come. One type of pollution is water pollution. Writers Lee Lerner and Brenda Lerner wrote in the article Water Pollution and Biological Purification, that water pollution can be caused by runoffs of chemicals or organic waste. (Lerner and Lerner 623) According to this article, these pollutants can “. . . radically alter the ecosystem . . .” (Lerner and Lerner 623). This allows for “ . . . the overproduction of certain forms of algae and bacteria that pollute the water . . . “ ( Lerner and Lerner 623 ) According to Mr. and Mrs. Lerner, water temperature can increase the growth of bacteria and algae, which can speed the process up or slow it down. (Lerner and Lerner 623) These microorganisms can be deathly fatal to humans. It is stated that “water purification seeks to convert the polluted water into water that is acceptable for drinking, for recreation, or for some other purpose” (Lerner and Lerner 624). The most common techniques are filtration of chemicals and the use of chlorination. (Lerner and Lerner 624)
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