China's Water Pollution Problems

By: Brandon & Rene

Causes

Billions of tons of chemicals and waste from agriculture, industry, and people pour into the river every year.

The nitrates from farm runoff enable algae to multiply, decreasing oxygen that fish need to survive.

China has a lot of illegal dumping into the water and into the land that causes a lot of pollution

Effects

Algae cannot grow, so fish will die.

People get sick, like Hepatitis A, Typhoid fever, waterborne disease, and bacterial diarrhea.

Schools sometimes close because there is no clean water for students.

Solutions that can help

Monitor what industries do with their waste materials.

Set up a charity or group of people to help clean up around the rivers.

Or could build a better sewage treatment plant.