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Jonnas Fresh Water Pollution Pamphlet
First off what is water pollution?? Water Pollution is when careless people dump oil, gas, pesticides, fertilizers, garbage, and other harmful things into the water to cause animals to die and gross drinking water.
WHAT WATER POLLUTION CAN DO
The consequences of water pollution are lower reproduction rates and increased stress on fish, so they are less healthy. Also Bacteria in the water can form. Another consequence is that it decreases oxygen and increases disease. Also some more effects are poisonous drinking water, poisonous food animals. And there are unbalanced river and lake ecosystems that can no longer support full biological diversity. Another is deforestation from acid rain!!! Also there are many other effects but if we told you them all you would eventually get bored.
This poor Sea Otter died from the Exxon Valdes oil spill in 1993):
Nitrates are a primary form of dissolved nitrogen in the natural water. It is a natural compound present in all ecosystems. Nitrates are one of the chemicals essential to plant life, but too much can be a problem for plants, animals, and the environment.
High nitrates can affect people in a lot of ways including, blue baby syndrome. The blue baby syndrome is when an infant or baby in the womb turns blue. They turn blue from drinking high nitrates. Pregnant women and Babies are most affected by high nitrates.
The safe amount of nitrates in drinking water is 10 milligrams per liter.
When there are high nitrates in the water you should, CALL YOUR WATER AGENCY or Do Not Drink It if you have any suspicions about it.
To prevent nitrates from getting into the water you should, reduce the amount of fertilizer being applied to fields. And you could place tile drainage systems deeper into the soil. And you could use a stronger soil for above your septic tank. Also you could REDUCE SEWAGE. Little steps can be a big help to you and animals!
NO MORE WATER POLLUTION!
To prevent water pollution you should, minimize the resource consumption and dispose of waste properly. Also an easy way to prevent it is to RECYCLE. Also, you can keep harmful substances from entering the environment. For example, keep chemicals from going down the drain. And if you finish a soda throw it in the garbage!
To improve water quality you can use high pressure or cold-water treatment. Which is when people spray with fire hoses and then the oil would go down the shore and then you could use mechanical clean up like backhoes and other heavy equipment.
Fun Fact: Non point sources of water pollution are when you don’t know where the pollution is coming from. Point source pollution is when you do know where the pollution is coming from.
Q: Which do oil spills hurt more, animals or the ocean?
A: Oil spills mostly affect marine life rather than the ocean water itself.
Q: How is plastic harmful to the ocean?
A: As far as plastics in the ocean are concerned, they are inert substances. They pollute the world’s waterways in physical instead of chemical ways.
WATER POLLUTION IS BAD!
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