Water Pollution And The World's Worst Forms Of Pollution

2564 WordsMay 11, 201611 Pages
Water pollution Water is one of our most important sources of life on earth, without water there would be no such thing as life. However, it seems that humans have not realized how important water is to the survival of all living things. Water pollution is one of the world 's worst forms of pollution. For example, take a look at a glass of water. “It may appear clear, but there are really millions of microscopic pollutants floating in it” (water Pollution). Approximately over half of the earth 's surface are covered by water; water is a very dynamic system, any change to its normal content could affect local, regional, and eventually worldwide drinking water. “Water pollution is the contamination of lakes, streams, bays, underground well water, or oceans by substances harmful to living things” (Smith). If the water pollution continues to grow the humans, plants, and animals that all require water will start dying, because the pollution in the water will get so bad that it will be unsafe to drink. It is true any sort of life cannot survive if all of the water is loaded with toxic chemicals or harmful microorganisms. “Water pollution can kill large numbers of plants, fish, birds, and other animals” (Yang). Pollution makes streams, lakes, and coastal waters unpleasant to look at, to smell, to drink, and to swim in. “Organisms that have been harvested from polluted waters may be unsafe to eat, and my cause people to become very sick. People that consume polluted water can
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