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10 Interesting Water Pollution Facts

Monday, May 30th 2011. | Environment

Most people will not let the possibility of future water shortages disturb them until the problem has truly arrived, and when it will be too late. Although the U.S. and other parts of the world has adequate water supplies to support the population, at a level that we are polluting our lakes, rivers, and streams, it will not be long before we no longer have water that is essential for human life. It is 10 interesting water pollution facts.

1. Most of the world’s water is salt water, and we cannot drink in its original form. Therefore, when you hear that about 70% of the world covered in water, you need to remember that most are not fit for human consumption

Fresh Water

Fresh Water

2. 40% of all rivers in the U.S. are too polluted to support aquatic life or for people to fish or swim in. If the fish cannot live in it, people cannot drink it.

3. American lakes even worse. At least 46% of them have too much pollution is quite safe for aquatic life and human activities. How do you want to swim in a lake to know that the water may be too toxic to fish?

4. Chinese statistics are still worse. In tests of seven major rivers, more than 50% have been polluted beyond safety limits. The country is very dense, and millions of people have no way to get fresh water.

5. Water pollution is responsible for outbreaks of disease worldwide. In each year about 250 million people contract water-borne diseases from drinking contaminated water. These diseases include cholera and typhoid fever along with others. No matter that the disease is not in the U.S., because the disease is known to have spread everywhere.

6. Research shows that 80% of water pollution caused by domestic sewage. That means very large individual contributions. Starting from the habit of throwing garbage into ditches and other water places.

7. In 2025 predicted that the 3.5 billion population of the world will experience water shortages. That means it will impact the ability of providing food security. The prediction was based on the fact the world’s population continues to increase, while land and water uptake reduced pollution levels continue to rise.

China Polluted River

China Polluted River

8. Air Pollution in America

Each year, the waters of the United States received 1.2 trillion gallons of raw sewage from industry or households and restaurants, stormwater. Asian continent has the most polluted rivers in the world. Most contain bacterial pollution, which comes from human waste.

9. Fresh Water Pollution

Fresh water pollution problems more than half the population of this planet. Now water polluted with bacteria, parasites, and virus that causes typhoid, cholera, and various diarrheal diseases.

10. Composition of Water Pollution

Composition of Water pollution

Composition of Water pollution

Plastic waste into coastal waters killing about 100 thousand marine mammals, seabirds and a million different fish counted. This fact is another reason why the number of endangered species a higher water every year.

We are all responsible, and we are all faced with water shortages in the future, if not for ourselves then for our children and grandchildren. All the facts above are the facts about water pollution that you should know.

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