Finall a nonpoint source is pollution that is harmful substances that occur from human activity. These oils or other substances get into the lake and make the water cointaminated, this is harmful and can cause sicknesses. 21. Nitrate if you are exposed to nitrate in your drinking water you could condition caused by lack of oxygen in extreme cases it could cause death. It could react with other chemicals causing more sickness.
Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution. The production of crops in residential areas are causing the Everglades to be drained and decreased in volume. The water flowing from the urban areas to the Everglades are polluting its waterways with pesticides and fertilizers which affect the biodiversity. If the water quality is higher today, then there will be a lower amount of species in the Florida
The Mayan population had increasingly grew when they began to farm in the pocket lands of the Copan Valley. With the cities being overpopulated it became increasingly difficult to provide food and water for those who inhabited the area. Because the Mayans depended on water that was being collected and held in manmade basins or small rivers and lakes this would not be enough to support a population of millions. The hillsides had not been populated because of the settling of sediments which caused erosion and the leaching of nutrients. The infertile hill soil would make its way down to the valley pockets where most of the inhabitants were, destroying the soils there which would reduce the growth of crops.
Plants that manage to grow in the infected land will carry the poisons along if they are consumed. Accordingly, the pollution of water renders it useless and extremely harmful. Water is polluted by one of two ways; solid debris or chemical waste. There are many ways in which water can be infected with harmful substances. It could directly be introduced by simply dumping waste into the water or indirectly
Content. Definition of water pollution. Water pollution is defined as the water contamination due to the direct or indirect pollutant that were discharge into river and contamination of the chemical that was not properly treated to remove harmful compound. Factors that cause water pollutions. There are several factors that causes the water pollution such as the non-point source, point source, rubbish dumping, industrial waste, and ballast water tank.
Atmospheric pollution is caused by pollutants such as smoke from factories entering the atmosphere and being carried to waterways. Industrial waste can also create polluted runoff that collects in rivers and lakes. Another reason for water pollution is chemically treated sewage. This water carries harmful chemicals and high amounts of bacteria, which can potentially lead to serious diseases. Runoff from fields can contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can pollute
: cause diseases in humans and crops. Bacteria play an important role in the nitrogen cycle. Nitrogen fixing bacteria convert nitrogen into nitrates and denitrifying bacteria convert nitrates into nitrogen. Bacteria can cause food poisoning. If food is contaminated or not stored properly bacteria will grow and will make you very sick Some bacteria are used to combat pollution known as Bioremediation.
Soil is also being affected by Agriculture and affecting family farms leading to high suicides and contaminated soils. Farmers are trying to grow crops in areas that aren’t usually suitable for growing, and applying toxic pesticides and fertilizer to help the crops grow. Farmers are going out of business due to lack of money, getting sick from the toxic stuff companies are giving farmers. Now we are seeing more industrial farming and causing more harm for us and the
Industrial activities includes any material that are useless during a manufacturing process has been throw away into the ocean, rivers, lacks, or even land. These materials may contain some harmful chemicals that can pollute the environment,and infect sea creatures such as fishes, sea plants, etc. Any creature that eats or drinks from this
2.1. Soil contamination Occurrence of man-made actions is the main reason for soil pollution. The waste products which are coming from anthropologic are made of chemicals that are not originating from the environment which will finally lead to soil pollution. Manufacturing activities is one of the reasons for soil pollution, chemicals used in farming and incorrect removal of waste. Straight and unintended interaction with polluted soil leads to health risks.
Moreover, deforestation makes the soil weak creating erosion and in the long run, it could affect the agriculture. In addition, when deforestation becomes a situation of consideration, others systems do so. For instance, the water cycle can be affected since trees are responsible of evaporating the water, which then is condensed and then reaches again the trees to complete the cycle. Nonetheless, as many trees have been burned to make different uses of the land, the water cycle cannot be as efficient as it used to be. Therefore, different parts of the world can be affected by deforestation of the Amazon forest.
The major sources of the excess nutrients comes from over fertilization of crops with animal manure seeping into waterways, and animals having direct access to waters where waste is carried into the watershed (Baker, 2015). Prior to industrialization, the forests used to serve as buffer zones from the farms to naturally sift out much of the excess nutrients. With the growth of population, farms, and factories, thousands of acres of forest has been leveled, eliminating the natural barrier. Along with the with forest loss, the use of pesticides and chemicals has degraded the water so much that the Bay is currently on the Environmental Protection Agency 's "dirty waters" index.
In Mali cotton being a large production in the country, it consists of many defects. Cotton is a crop that requires lots of water which contributes to a water devastation in Mali. Cross pollination between different types of cotton is a big factor which can cause contamination. Contamination by BT cotton could compromise the whole organic cotton production because it prohibits GMOs. The fertilizers used to grow cotton can foul the air and pollute water sources such as rivers.
Farmers use most of our water for growing crops and raising animals. If California doesn’t get enough water food prices are going to rise up. The increasing cost of food decreases the profit of a farmer. “I almost feel like farming will eventually become obsolete here.” ( Herbets 1) . Many people in California are facing horrible problems due to the drought.
Another example, is in the serious informational text, “A Drought For Business: How Water Shortages Will Impact Your Bottom Line”, by Ashtyn Douglas, posted on May 27, 2015, tells from a farmer’s view, how the drought affects farming, but it is really about how the drought affects the citizens, to people worried about the effects of the drought. In the text it says, “ Direct costs to the agriculture industry totaled $1.5 billion in 2014.” In addition, because farmers can’t provide the crops for these businesses they are losing billions of dollars. Sooner or later those companies are going to have to shut down and that will be a huge