Causes and Consequences of Water Pollution
Some consequences of water pollution are destruction of ecosystems, diseases and death of aquatic animals.
A. Destruction of ecosystems
- Acid rain pollution: plants exposed to high levels of mercury over long periods of time may suffer and die.
- Infected water sometimes causes the seas to endanger the flora, fauna and humans that use it on their way.
B. Damage to human health:
- Consuming polluted water in any way has many disastrous effects on our health. It causes typhoid, cholera, hepatitis and various other diseases. Each year, approximately 760,000 children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. child and pregnant women are mostly prone to lead exposure.
- Water borne diseases: illnesses such as cholera, schistosomiasis and other gastrointestinal problems.
C. Death of aquatic animals
- Growth of many more water organism. It produces affects fish and other aquatic animals by absorbing and reducing their oxygen supply.
- Pollution affects the entire food chain: this causes the extinction of certain species.