The Extent of Pollution That Affect Man's Quality of Living

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Pollution is the process of giving out contaminants such as smoke and carbon dioxide, and too much of a certain products such as light, heat and sound that both cause harm to the environment. There are several types of Pollution such as Water, Air and Noise pollution. Water pollution is a global plague that affects the people, animals, and plants. These life forms need water to survive. The causes are contributed greatly by the human population. Recently, laws have been passed to protect the precious drinking waters. Although they are in effect, most are ignored or loop holes have been found by major corporations so they can still "legally" dump harmful waste near water supplies. There are several factors that causes water pollution. One of the reasons that the water pollution problem is so severe is that it is not actually illegal to dump pollutants into water bodies. Sewage, sludge, garbage, and even toxic pollutants are all dumped into the water. Often, governments either do not care or simply look the other way. Across the world, about half of all sewage is dumped into water bodies in its original form. No efforts are made to disinfect the sewage or to remove especially harmful pollutants. Even if sewage is treated, problems still arise. Treated sewage forms sludge, which is sent out into the sea and dumped. Many cities and countries dump sewage out at sea. Often, they place it not far from their own coastline, often killing all the sea wildlife in the dumping area. In addition to sewage, chemicals dumped by industries and governments are another major source of water pollution. Another dangerous cause is oil. Oil, such as that spilled by transport ships, has been dumped into the water. "Every year, between 1 and 10 billion tons of oil are spilt, killing many species and destroying the ecosystem in the area. Clean-up efforts have been weak, as only about 10% of the oil is removed by the most successful efforts" . The direct effect of oil spills is...
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