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The Most Difficult Challenge My Generation Will Face Is Pollution

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The most difficult challenge my generation will face is pollution. Every living being has a

job and a role to play in this world, but due to pollution and the disturbance it causes the

balance of nature has now shifted. Over the past couple of decades, pollution has become an

epidemic problem. The catastrophic impact it has on us is so severe that it even affects our

water and air, the two most essential elements on which all life depends upon.

Water is one of the most essential things humans need to survive. 75% of the human body is made of water and 70% of the earth is covered with water. Without water this world that we love would cease to exist. Over the past couple of decades, the water we’ve been drinking has been known to cause some health problems due to pollution. From minor illnesses such as rashes and diarrhea to major illnesses such as liver failure, respiratory problems and neurological effects. “Polluted drinking waters are a problem for about half of the world’s population. Each year there are about 250 million cases of water-based diseases, resulting in roughly 5 to 10 million deaths.” {http://www.pacinst.org}. To know that water, which we need to survive on is being contaminated to the point that it is posing a health threat to half the population is bothersome. We need water to survive and thrive on, and now we can’t even drink water without worrying what health risk the water poses. Polluting the water a few times is understandable and can
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