Although China is the main concern, the air pollution throughout the world is also detrimental as “98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. However, in high-income countries, that percentage decreases to 56%” (“Air pollution,” 2016, para. 2). The reason that air pollution is extremely harmful is that of its increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including
Water pollution is an epidemic in China. Most of the pollution comes from companies that try to recycle the waste, but all they end up doing is more harm to the environment. China recycles everything from plastic to electronic parts. More cancer is popping up in villages due to the contaminated water. From the water they drink to the water they use to wash their clothes, all of it has harsh chemicals in it.
Many of the cancer victims are in their youth, and many of them have rare cancers of rectum, stomach and liver. The death rate is high and many patients can’t afford the money for treatment. There is a close link between the locations of cancer villages, factories and polluted river. Thousands of chemicals and petrochemical projects are located on the banks and shores of rivers lakes and reservoirs. Poor environmental regulations, weak enforcement and local corruption mean that factories can discharge their waste water directly into rivers and lakes.
The effect of pH on oxygen (O2) consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) production is worthy of investigation because human-caused acid rain is at large at many countries and may give clarity to other events that acid rain triggers. In 2005, over 250 cities in China were struck with acid rain and caused the economic loss of billions of yuan (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). Because of this, the pH value of rain in China became less than 5.0, which is considered acidic (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). This acid rain was blamed on the discharge of SO2 from power plants and coal factories and not only caused China economic problems, but also detrimental effects on vegetation and plants. The connection between acid rain and damaged vegetation has led us to wonder: How do the pH levels of 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 affect the rate in which O2 is consumed and CO2 is produced during germination and cellular respiration in broad
With an upcoming development and world’s global climate change are causing many degradation of water and its sources. Water resources and its reservoirs are greatly being affected by anthropogenic action or natural phenomenon. When talking about water pollution, we should consider that it is not only about water quality but also about water quantity. Water pollution in Japan had been issue even before the industrialization, especially during “Japan’s Meji Period (1868-1912)”, when “Ashio Copper Mine” dumped huge amount of waste water into Watarase River and greatly hamper the residents (Water Environmental Management in Japan, n.a). It seems that with industrialization and urbanization, the water problem become more severe in Japan.
“ Natural gas industry has been identified as a major source of water pollution “ ( source 1 ). This quote from source 1 explains how out of all the ways of polluting the oceans, oil is always one of the worst. “ 8 million metric tons of plastic trash enters the sea from land every year “ ( source 4 ). This quote from source number 4 explains how every year tons and tons of plastic from land, gets into the oceans and continues to pollute. Garbage is polluting the oceans so much that the water is getting so bad, people are getting ill from drinking
Water pollution in China and Australia has brought several changes to their respective environments and have similar causes and consequences, affecting major cities, towns and villages. The level of severity and how much it affects their populations is different between the two countries, with China’s contamination of water sources and effects on the people on an immense scale compared to Australia. In China, 14 out of 31 provinces failed to meet their water quality targets. According to a 2012 report,“up to 40 percent of China’s rivers were seriously polluted” and 20
According to BBC News (2016), air pollution in Beijing is always in unhealthy stage. Based on 2008 to 2015, Beijing had about 49 out of 100 percent was in unhealthy stage, 14 out of 100 percent was in very unhealthy stage, and 4 out of 100 percent was in hazardous stage. Staying in a bad air or water pollution country is very tough for life. Recent research has shown that there have 4,400 people killed in pollution per day. Sometimes, the school would cancel the class because of air pollution.
Millions of people have faced with living-and-death issue due to constant use of contaminated water. Polluted water source causes the deleterious impact on the community. The common consequence is the rising rate of people at higher risk of acute and chronic diseases relating to water pollution such as dermatitis, digestive diseases, diarrhea, and cancer has risen. In several regions, patients diagnosed with cancer, gynecologic infections account for 40-50% of cases, due to polluted water sources. Polluted water and poor sanitation claim the lives of about 9,000 people per year in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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