Water Pollution: Causes And Effects

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WATER POLLUTION, ROOT CAUSES AND EFFECTS

Water pollution progresses every day in our lakes, oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water that we see and use in many ways. Approximately 70% of the earth 's surface is covered by water. Water is essential for all living things to survive but people still pollute it. It’s pretty sad to be taking a trip to the beach with your family and you get there to see a sign that says the beach is closed or you are not being able to eat a fish because it’s diseased from pollution. In most cases, the water becomes heavily contaminated and has bad effects to the environment because of oil, plastics and sewage.
Oil is one of the world 's biggest pollutants to water. Oil comes to the water usually by accidental
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As a report of Food and Water Watch, bottle water produce up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year to the sea. They are difficult and costly to recycle and need hundred years to degrade. That makes the ambitiousness of human to clean the ocean become impossible. Besides that, nylon or floating plastic bags can attach to fish and other marine animals, for example, the turtles can entangled in the plastic since they are young and have large wounds while growing up. In some cases, broken plastic bottle or bag can be eaten by sea animals and led them to the death. This also is the reason to why there have huge decreases in marine organisms. By the discharge of plastic waste into the sea, human contributed to serious pollution of water and habitat of sea…show more content…
Water pollution also causes many problems with the living plants and animals in the water. Many countries have laws to protect the environment and limit water pollution, but that is not enough to solve the many problems. People living on this planet have to be responsible and get involved in keeping our water supply fresh and clean. Everyone needs to be more concerned with our water supply and products that can threaten it. They all must realize water is their source of life and it needs to be conserved and

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