Water Pollution

How bad is it?

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Prevention and what it effects

Water can get contaminated by other materials like perfume, cologne, and sunscreen which come off people's body while in water. Also chemicals from prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can go into lakes, rivers, and streams and harm the water.

Advocacy

Water can get contaminated by other materials like perfume, cologne, and sunscreen which come off people's body while in water. Also chemicals from prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can go into lakes, rivers, and streams and harm the water.

What can go good or bad.

Samples were taken from 139 streams in 30 states and one or more medications were found in 80% of the water samples that were found.

The Harm is can do

If the contaminants were in water, it could lead to many different health symptoms or diseases, like having gastrointestinal illness, problems with reproductive system, and neurological disorders. Also, Any contamination with the water, including chemicals or any foreign substances, can be detrimental to the health of living things like humans, plants, or animal health.

How it hurts us and animals

Two trillion pounds of animal waste would be thrown out and could easily get into groundwater or get into waterways.