The Importance Of Water Pollution

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Water is one of the major thing that human need in order to survive. However, as Earth 's population continues to grow, people are putting so much pressure on the planet 's water resources. In a sense, our oceans, rivers, and other inland waters are being used by human activities. Not only for enlarge the land that can be used by human, but also the quality of the water itself, in other words, water resources are being used in an inappropriate way which can reduce the quality of the water. Poorer water quality means water pollution. As we can see pollution is a human problem because it is a relatively recent development in the planet 's history. How does water pollution affect humans? Try drinking untreated water nowadays and your body will immediately react to it. You will get a stomach ache at the least. “According to some estimates, every year few millions of Americans are sickened by polluted water” (Environmental Pollution Center). Few millions of Americans are sickened every year and majority of them are children.
Unclean water and poor sanitation have claimed more lives over the past 100 years than any other cause. The water-crisis claims more lives through disease than any war through guns. More than eight hundred million people lack access to safe drinking water. This is more than the combined populations of the United States, Brazil, Japan, Germany, France and Italy. Many organizations work to improve water conditions in developing countries. From 1990 to 2006 the

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