Industrial Pollution is the hazzardous


Water is one of the most important resources without which no life would have been possible on earth. Water is needed everywhere, in every industry! Industrial pollution of water occurs when any foreign substances enter the water body, specifically from industries, and make changes in the environment.

Water is one of the most important resources without which no life would have been possible on earth. Water is needed everywhere, in every industry! Industrial pollution of water occurs when any foreign substances enter the water body, specifically from industries, and make changes in the environment.

Majority of the factories discharge their waste into water bodies because it is the easiest way to get rid of it. 75% of the countries of the world are developing and 70% of its factories dispose off their untreated and toxic waste into the water bodies .The toxic waste then causes a huge amount of damage to the marine life living in the polluted water body. We, humans, are solely responsible for all this damage caused to the environment.

The marine life is the one, which is the most impacted by this pollution. The damage to the environment in turn causes damage to us, humans, too. Oil and chemical spills kill thousands of marine animals because of suffocation. Heavy metals such as lead and mercury when disposed in water bodies cause a lot of damage to the marine life and humans who come in contact with it.When gases like nitrogen and sulfur are released from factories into the atmosphere, they mix with the rainwater in clouds and fall down as acid rain and adding on further pollution. This makes the pH of the water bodies go down making it acidic and impossible for any life to thrive in it.

It is believed that pollution causes damage only to the environment, not humans, so people tend to ignore it. This belief is completely false. As a matter of fact, many people are directly and indirectly affected by the pollution caused.Human nervous system can be damaged or they can become critically ill if they use the polluted water for drinking or can have many sorts of infections if the water is used for bathing or washing clothes. Bio magnification also affects the humans and their health. When a person consumes fish, which has a persistent chemical like DDT in its body, it stays in the human's body. It keeps on accumulating in the body as the person keeps on consuming more of the same fish with the same chemical, till it affects the human's health.

Industrial pollution can also start a chain reaction, which would affect the public health and economies of the world. A lot of the world's population lives below poverty line and use polluted rivers and lake water for their household purposes and fall ill, as explained earlier. The government would have to spend more on improving public health and would divert its money from infrastructure to health. Since the water bodies would be more polluted, more treatment would be needed for purifying it to transport it through pipelines to the public. This would include more cost and spending done by the government on it. Lesser the clean water,lesser water available for human consumption. This would create fights between countries over pure water affecting the economies of several countries.

If industrial water pollution is not brought under control, it will cause innumerable diseases and deaths in both, humans and aquatic organisms. There should be strict laws made to control and stop discharge of any waste into the water bodies. All the waste should undergo more treatment to make it less harmful to humans and the marine life. Care must be taken that chemicals transported by ships should not leak into the sea. Small little efforts made by us can make significant changes! Referred by Vishesh Khakhar.


Comments

Author: adesola adeyeye02 May 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

This is a good and quality article that really discussed the issue of pollutions which rocks the world today. It is very ideal for our government to take the issue of pollution serious and really combat the pollution.



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