Water Pollution Affects Plants And Organisms Living

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“In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters, polluting the usable water supply.” Water is a great essential in life. It is one of the greatest gifts of nature. People have made great full use and develop great benefits from water. But people may have overused and misused it and now the world is at a state where we cannot control the water pollution. This has caused destructive consequences, concerns and harm to human life and it slowing causing many deaths all over the world. What is water pollution? According to the dictionary, “Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. 1. Introduction Water pollution affects plants and organisms living in these bodies of water. In almost all cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but also to the natural biological communities.” There are many things that cause water pollution such as chemicals that are hazardous in factories; waste from the factories that flow down to nearby rivers and lakes. According to this article, “Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. waters.” Did you know that 2.5 billion people do not have access to clean water? In the US 40% of the rivers and 46%
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