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Transcript of Water Pollution
How to prevent it?
Water pollution: Treatment
There are several main causes of water pollution. Some of them are: marine dumping, industrial waste, global warming and eutrophication.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Vol I, No. 1
What is it?
What are the main effects?
Water pollution is the contamination of natural water bodies by chemical, physical or radioactive substances.
Adverse alteration of water quality presently produces large scale illnesses and deaths, accounting for approximately 50 million deaths per year worldwide, most of these occurring in Africa and Asia.
The effects of this problem can be seen in three different areas:
You can prevent water pollution by following some simple guidelines in your everyday life:
- Do not overuse pesticides and
- Do not throw litter into rivers, lakes
- Be careful about what you throw
down your sink or toilet.
To prevent water pollution, we must concentrate our attention on four distinct areas:
- Septic Tanks;
- Ozone waste water treatment;
- Industrial water treatment;
- Sewage plants.
1) According to a 2012 study from UNICEF, 2,200 children die every day as a result of dirty drinking water.
2) Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV.
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