WATER POLLUTION: A GREAT HAZARD FOR LIFE

Worsening water quality is hurtful for the environment, wellbeing conditions and the worldwide economy. Biological oxygen demand — the gauge that measures the organic pollution found in water — exceeds a definite threshold, the expansion in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the regions within the connected water basins falls by a third.

In addition, lets know some of the other consequences:

Demolition of biodiversity. Water pollution depletes aquatic ecosystems and triggers uncontrolled proliferation of phytoplankton in lakes — eutrophication —.

Infectivity of the food chain. Fishing in polluted waters and the use of waste water for livestock farming and agriculture can bring in toxins into foods which are detrimental to our physical condition when eaten.

Shortage of potable water. The UN says that billions of people around the globe have no access to fresh water to drink or cleanliness, particularly in rural areas.

Infection. The WHO estimates that about 2 billion people have no choice but to drink water polluted by excrement, revealing them to diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A and dysentery.

Infant transience. According to the UN, diarrhoeal diseases linked to lack of hygiene grounds the death of about 1,000 children a day worldwide.

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