Thursday, 31 January 2019

Water pollution

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies caused due to human activities. Water pollution is any change in the physical ,chemical properties of water that will have detrimental consequences on any living organism . 

Sources of water pollution 

1 Domestic waste 
2 Industrial effluents 
3 Insecticides and Pesticides 
4 Detergents and fertilisers. 

Effects of Water pollution 

1 Diseases In humans drinking polluted water in any way has many disastrous effects on our health. It causes typhoid, cholera and various other diseases. 
2 Destruction of ecosystems are extremely dynamic and respond to even small changes in the environment. The entire ecosystem can collapse if its unchecked. 
3 Effects the food chain Disruption in food chain happens when toxins and pollutants in water are consumed by aquatic animals which are then consumed by humans . 

Prevention 

1 Save water Conserving water is important. Water wastage is a problem globally . Simple small changes in domestic life can make a huge difference. 
2 Better treatment of sewage So treating waste
products before disposing of in water body helps reduce water pollution on a large scale . Agriculture or other industries can reuse this water by reducing its toxic contents. 
3 Use of environmentally friendly products By using soluble products that do not on to become pollutants we can reduce the amount of water pollution caused by a household.

- By Poorvi Bellap

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