Fertilizer and its Negative Effects
Jose Contreras & Chris Powe
When the nitrogen levels in rivers and streams increase the fertilizer helps the algae grow a lot more. As the algae dies and decomposes the matter in the water increases. The process uses up the oxygen and causes oxygen levels to drop. Without enough oxygen it could be very DEADLY as fish and other aquatic animals could die.
Since nitrogen, is a soluble substance, it soaks deeply into the soil after a rainstorm or irrigation reaching ground water. This could be very harmful, especially for babies and toddlers, as it could extremely affect their health.