Causes And Effects Of Pollution In The United States

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Pollution is the direct or indirect alteration of the physical, chemical or biological properties of a water resource so as to make it less fit for any beneficial purpose for which it may reasonably be expected to be used or harmful of potentially harmful to the welfare, health or safety of human beings; to any aquatic or non-aquatic organisms; to the resource quality or to property (Department of Life Sciences OAW20AT. Mrs. C De Kock and L Esterhuizen). Pollution incidents are very different from each other and of a various kind, ranging from large fires and chemical releases to shipping disasters, farm slurry spills, odours from waste sites and non-functioning sewerage systems in a manner that is supposed to. They may be caused by accidents or acts done purposely so, but all of those have the potential to damage the environment or may be detrimental to the lives of the people who live and work nearby.

Hazardous chemicals incidents in USA

Globally more than a million of children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal disease led by contaminated drinking water, poor hygiene, and the lack of sanitation facilities. It is known that industrial and agricultural work involves the use of many different chemicals that can run-off into water and pollute it and taking in consideration that, by their nature, storage, the manufacture and transport of chemicals are accidents waiting to happen and they can be corrosive, toxic and may react often they are

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