The Effects Of Water Pollution In China

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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. China takes in so much trash that they don’t know what to do with it. Thus, it has resulted in people recycling electronic waste to get money. Electronic waste is defined as, “old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. It includes computers, consumer electronics, fridges etc which have been disposed of by their original users.” Even though the way they recycle the electronic waste is dangerous to the environment and to everyone’s health; they still chose to do it. With there being money to be made with the electronic waste. The water issue is so bad that farmers don’t want to eat the rice they grow because they know of the water pollution. People don 't see pollution in it’s full effect until it is too late to change.
The Problem
China’s pollution problem has caused a rise in cancer rates. More people are getting cancer just from all of the pollution as Phillips stated 2013, “In recent years, toxic and hazardous chemical pollution has caused many environmental disasters, cutting off drinking water supplies, and even leading to severe health and social

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