Water Pollution..some questions answered.

coral1What is water pollution?

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies. Pollutants are either directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove the harmful compounds leading to environmental degradation. sailing4

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What are the causes of water pollution?

About half of all the pollution in the oceans is caused by sewage and waste water. Each year human activity generates some 400 billion tons of industrial waste, much of this is pumped untreated into our oceans, rivers , or lakes. yammy

Why is it important to know about water pollution?

Water covers nearly 70% of the Earth’s surface and is an important resource that we can not live without. Human health and the natural environment are directly affected by water quality.rio8

What percentage of the world’s water is polluted?

In developing countries 70% of the industrial waste is dumped untreated in the water where they pollute the usable water supply. The food sector is responsible for nearly half of organic water pollutants.  round3

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