“The Assessment of Water Quality and Stream Health in Local (Lowell MA) Freshwater Systems via the Analysis of Biotic and Abiotic Indicators”
Contaminated water poses health risks on humans, pets, wild animals, and farm animals. (Mcdermott-Levy 2013)
The researchers stress that studying water (aquaculture and sewage) is vital in understanding and stopping superbugs since water connects us all -- humans, animals and nature. Vittecoq explains: "Limiting water contamination may be key to controlling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in natural ecosystems, so a first important step could be to limit water contamination through the development of improved wastewater treatment."
It is known that water is the most common and necessary thing in our daily life. There is a metaphor which says that people are made by water. However, currently, water has been gradually become a luxury thing. Obviously, sometimes you can divide people into different classes according to what kind of water they drink. That’s the core truth about the water pollution. Persons become more and more care about the quality of the water. Why water matters? Although it may seem like a no brainer, it turns out water matters a lot.
The results of the experiment supported the aim by identifying whether or not microorganisms found in dam water were disease- causing pathogens. The pathogens that were identified are opportunistic and can cause disease to the host by interrupting normal bodily functions.
It’s important to understand what our body is capable of doing in terms of what type of environment we live in. Due to the climatic changes that are happening in our ecosystem, this affects our waters where we obtain our food resources from there and our physical activities in the water. With pollution continuing to build up in our waters, it increases the chances of illnesses and diseases to break out, and thus affecting the community’s health. If we are to further go into this research proposal, we can collect samples from polluted water and observe for any microbial problems that can affect the immune
Pathogens are disease-producing organisms that present a potential public health threat when they are present in contact waters, Storm water runoff from urban area and highway typically contains a variety of pathogen-indicator organisms at concentrations that are a threat to the beneficial uses of the receiving waters for the runoff. As (US EPA 2015,) cited Lee (1998a), there are a number of indicator organisms that have been used to evaluate the presence of harmful pathogens in storm water runoff. Pathogens enumerated included bacteria (total and faecal coliform, faecal streptococci, enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella) and enteroviruses (poliovirus, Coxsackie virus, and Echovirus) ( (US EPA 2015,) But more literature including US EPA and NURP used total and faecal coliform to evaluate the water quality of urban storm water
This planet is home to seven billion people, and as the population still increasing, so does pollution. The debate associated with this contamination on the environment has to do with how much should be done to stop pollution, and whether or not this is a serious enough issue to be concerned with. Well, this issue should disturb people. The most frightening point about it is that these poisonous impurities infect the Earth in multiple forms, including air pollution and water pollution. The value of Earth is incomparable, and the presence of pollution devaluing it needs to be stopped because it impairs the environment, negatively affects human health, and it is something avoidable people can take simple, effective steps to prevent.
Water pollution impacts how humans and other living organisms live their life. Most common way humans are effected by water pollution is through diseases while drinking the water. Scientists have found over “five hundred different types of diseases” that can affect humans. (Book). These diseases get into the water streams by human and animal wastes. The diseases in the water can often lead to death for humans. Recent research has shown that that each year
Background information: Four categories of contaminants have been identified by environmental scientists and have said to be existent in municipal water supplies. These pathogens can cause disease that can lead to cancer and acute poisoning. Public health officials have taken note of the issue and are now attempting to take action to counter the hazard.
Have you ever wondered that if the water you are consuming is safe or not? City water is treated ,but only 2% is for in home use. The water does meet the EPA standards. The other 98% of the water is for industrial use etc. Some people doubt the water is safe because of the old pipes. The water has to travel through the pipes that was installed so long ago nobody remembers when.
Comparison of aquatic health between ponds and rivers utilizing species diversity, water chemistry, pollution, and tolerance of macroinvertebrates.
Water is probably the most important resource we as people have. Humans can survive without food for several weeks, but without water we would die in less than a week. On a slightly less dramatic note, millions of liters of water are needed every day worldwide for washing, irrigating crops, and cooling industrial processes, not to mention leisure industries such as swimming pools and water-sports centers. Despite our dependence on water, we use it as a dumping ground for all sorts of waste, and do very little to protect the water supplies we have.
FAO (1992) noted that the adulteration of water supplies from both natural and anthropogenic sources has impacted on the health and economic status of populations. Human activities contribute to pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides into aquatic ecosystems. These anthropogenic activities continuously increase the amounts in the environment. According to Malik et al. (2010), heavy metal pollution is burgeoning at an frightening rate and has become an important worldwide problem Increase in population, urbanization, industrialization and agricultural practices as well as lack of environmental regulations have further aggravated the situation (Gupta et al., 2009).
Air pollution has become a big problem to our environment and human health. Air pollution are certain gases and aerosols in the atmosphere that have harmful effects. (Wright & Boorse, 2014) These pollutions can be put into our air in many different ways. Air pollution is cause by both human and natural actions. Some natural actions are things like volcanic eruptions, radioactivity, forest fires, or even evaporation of organic compounds. Some human activities are things like industries and manufacturing, burning fossil fuels, fumes from cars, and household and farming chemicals. What are the different types of air pollution? How does each type affect human health and the environment? And what are some ways to control air pollution? are the questions that I needed answered.