Abby and Daniella's Project

Fecal Matter- Does it matter?

What places are affected?

The whole world is affected by this pollutant in many ways. Some places are more affected than others. Even if you can't see it, the pollution might be affecting somewhere not too far from where you are now.

Importance of Pollutant Being Fixed

The importance of our pollutant being fixed is that many people have to drink this water every day to survive. If they drink the polluted water, they will most likely get sick and will possibly die. If we don't fix this soon, many more people will get sick and die. This would not be good for us as people because we know that we can fix it but we keep pushing it to the side.
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The Pros and Cons of Feces

The pros of feces is that in factories they burn feces to make electricity. This helps with heating, lights, and more. The cons of feces is that it can get into water and make people sick and give them diseases.

Fixing the Problem

We must fix this problem soon, if we don't, many innocent people will die. The people who have to drink the water do not deserve to drink it, they most likely didn't even contribute to the pollution. We also must not continue to "clean out" the feces the water contains the same way that we have been. The way we are cleaning out the water now might be getting rid of the feces, but it adds in more pollution in it's place, basically not making it any better than it was before. Instead of "cleaning out" the feces, we could put in wells that would clean out the water before the people drank it so that they wouldn't get sick. We could also make a chemical that the people could put into their water before they drink it that would get rid of the contaminants but not contaminate it.
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Why this is happening

This pollution is occurring because there are so many people and animals in the world that we can't manage to get rid of all the feces. Since there is so much, places are being over flowed and people have to drink the polluted water in order to survive. If there was a way to get rid of the feces and not add any more pollution to the water, the world would be much cleaner and the death rate of people would decrease majorly.

Ratios/ statistics/ extras

-One billion tons of feces and urine are produced each year by livestock.

- 78 million dogs live in the United States, which produce about 10 million tons of feces annually.

- Two trillion pounds of animal waste are produced each year nationally. But as more animals are being born, the amount of feces is gradually increasing

- Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water

- 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water

- 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet