The Causes of Pollution and The Effects on the Economy and People of Lake Huron Amy McGowan Strayer University
English 115-021 English Composition Professor Metz May 18, 2012
The Causes of Pollution and Their Effects on the Economy and People of Lake Huron
Lake Huron, the second largest of the Great Lakes, is being polluted every day. There are three categories the different types of pollution can be separated into they are non-point, point, and environmental. Non-point means there are several sources of run-off, point comes from direct sources, and environmental comes from air and ecological systems in and around the lake. With all of the pollution, it is hurting the people and the economy of Lake Huron. The largest part of the pollution problem is non-point. When it rains, water from farms carries bacteria and viruses into the lake. Pesticides contain chemicals that are not good for the environment. Animals defecate on the land and rain washes it into the lake, it adds any diseases that the animals had into the water. People wash cars with soap and then rinse them. Chemicals in suds and bacteria from dirt, which also contain heavy metals, end up in the water. Motor oil is a contaminate that causes pollution in Lake Huron. Cars leak oil and rainwater washes it into the lake. Oil does not dissolve in water and sticks to everything. “One quart of motor oil can pollute 250,000 gallons of water, and one gallon of gasoline can pollute 750,000 gallons of water!”(mass.gov)...