Water Pollution

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Water Runoff

Some water pollution is caused by water runoff in urban areas. Water runoff is when when rainfalls or snow melts it will runoff and take away natural and man made pollutants then putting them into lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Also in our underground source of water. Water runoffs usually don't happen in rural areas because they are covered with buildings, pavement, and compacted landscapes.

How To Prevent Water Pollution And Ways To Help

Sources say do not put fat, grease, or oil down the sink. You should keep a jar to hold the extra fat, grease, and oil you may have. When you need to discard of this waste. you should dispose of it in the solid waste. We should try to conserve water by only using the dishwasher/washing machine when it is full. Green infrastructure can help you manage your water and reduces the risk of water pollution.

Water Pollution Can Affect Human Health

Water pollution is very dangerous! Sewage runoff can cause contamination of our water and can lead to a gastrointestinal disease. Certain individuals can have a high risk for this disease. Runoffs can also create dioxins. Those dioxins can cause health risks such as cancer.

Global Water Pollution

Right now China is cracking down on water pollution. They are trying to get 70% their water good enough to drink. The water they have caused health problems. in some of the rural town they would call them "cancer villages".

Sources

  • Water Supply

    Quotes: "The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. If you are among the 286 million Americans that get their water from a community water system."

    Paraphrasing: The U.S has a really safe water supply. A lot of people get their water from thier community water systems.

    Source: "Water Quality And Testing." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 Apr. 2009. Web. 09 Apr. 2015.

  • Reducing water pollution

    Quotes: "Run the dishwasher or clothes washer only when you have a full load. This conserves electricity and water."

    Paraphrasing: Try to conserve water by only using the dishwasher/washing machine when it is full.

    Source: "Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce Water Pollution." Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce Water Pollution. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2015.

  • Water Safety

    Quotes: "Pollution in these sources affects the quality and safety of water available in your home and, if the problem is not detected, it can affect your health."

    Paraphrasing: pollition affects our quality of water in our homes. if a problem is found with your water it can affect your health

    Source: "How Can Water Pollution Affect Animals, Homes and Health?" Home Guides. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2015.

  • Reduce Water Pollution

    Quotes: "DO NOT pour fat from cooking or any other type of fat, oil, or grease down the sink. Keep a “fat jar” under the sink to collect the fat and discard in the solid waste when full."

    Paraphrasing: Do not put fat, grease, or oil down the sink. You should keep a jar to hold the extra fat, grease, and oil you may have. When you need to discared of this waste. you shoild dispose of it in the soild waste.

    Source: "Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce Water Pollution." Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce Water Pollution. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2015.

  • Risks

    Quotes: "Pollution with sewage or manure runoff can cause microbial contamination of drinking water. This results in gastrointestinal diseases that can be fatal in high risk individuals"

    Paraphrasing: sewage runfoff can cause contamination of our water can lead to a gastrointestinal disease. certian individuals can have a high risk for this disease

    Source: "How Can Water Pollution Affect Animals, Homes and Health?" Home Guides. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2015.

  • Pollution Runoff

    Quotes: Polluted runoff is created by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into watersheds via lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters, and even our underground sources of drinking water”

    Paraphrasing: when rainfalls or snowmelts it will runoff and take away natural and man made pollutants then putting them into lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. also in our underground source of water.

    Source: "Water Quality And Testing." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2015.

  • Effects Human Health

    Quotes: " When disinfectants used to treat drinking water react with toxic algae, harmful chemicals called dioxins can be created. These byproducts have been linked to reproductive and developmental health risks and even cancer."

    Paraphrasing: Runoffs can create dioxins. Then they can cause health risks such as cancer.

    Source: "Pollution Control." Pollution Control. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

  • Prevention

    Quotes: "Green infrastructure and low impact development approaches and techniques help manage water and water pollutants at the source, preventing or reducing the impact of development on water and water quality."

    Paraphrasing: Green infrastructure helps you manage your water and reduces the risk of water pollution.

    Source: "Pollution Control." Pollution Control. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

  • Quotes: "Nitrate, a compound found in fertilizer, often contaminates drinking water in agricultural areas. Infants who drink water too high in nitrates can become seriously ill and even die."

    Paraphrasing: Fertilizer can contaminate our water in areas where ther

    Source: "Pollution Control." Pollution Control. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.