Vs Non Point
What Are Point And Non Point Sources?
A point source is a single identifiable source of pollution like a pipe or drain.
Example of point-discharge from wastewater treatment plants.
Non point-Sediments,bacteria,pesticides,oil,grease,antifreeze,and metals.
What Can Be Done To Decrease This Pollution?
Non Point-dispose of oil and household items properly,and maintain septic tank.
Effects On Human Health
Pesticides-damage nervous system and cause cancer.
Nitrates-Dangerous to babies restricts oxygen to the brain.
Effects On Animal And Ecosystem Health
Pollution also messes with the food chain because the small animals eat the pollutants.Later these animals are consumed by fish and other animals and the food chain continues to be messes up at the higher levels