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Water Pollution and Its Causes

Water pollution occurs when the water bodies get adulterated due to the release of harmful substances, consequently affecting the water quality and causing it to become toxic for the environment.  Water is easily susceptible to pollution. It is known as the universal solvent and can dissolve even the most pernicious substances with ease. Besides adversely impacting aquatic life, water pollution also affects human beings and the entire ecosystem. Let’s discuss the causes that lead to water pollution.

  1. Sewage Water: Sewage and liquid waste are thrown out of factories into rivers and lakes. This waste material is toxic and the harmful substances make the water virulent for aquatic plants and animals.
  2. Dumping: Littered matter comprises of plastic, glass, aluminum etc. When dumped unconsciously into the water bodies, these affect the aquatic life, because each of these materials take different amount of time to dissolve in the water.
  3. Global Warming: The water temperature has increased due to global warming. This has also led to death of aquatic plants and animals
  4. Acid Rain: Air pollution also leads to pollution of the water and this results in acid rain. When the acidic particles in the air, come in contact with the water vapour, acid rain gets created.
  5. Industrial Waste: Pollutants like mercury, lead, petrochemicals are very dangerous to both life and environment. Most of the industrial waste is discharged into the water bodies.
  6. Used Oil: Leftover oil should never be released into water as it covers the surface and blocks the exchange of oxygen between the water and air. To add to this, oil also combines with the oxygen further reducing the availability to aquatic life beneath the surface. Almost 25 percent of water pollution occurs due to disposure of waste oil.

Used cooking oil and vegetable fat should not be poured down the kitchen sink or the toilet or thrown away in the bin. Oil disposed of away like this can block the sewage pipes as well, thus leading to increased repair costs for the concerned authorities. In addition to this, used cooking oil when thrown away into the soil gets absorbed by the groundwater, which is a vital source of drinking water for us. In many countries, disposal of used cooking oil into the sewage system has become illegal. This is a matter of concern and a threat to our future. Hence, it is imperative that we take action now and control the water pollution, caused due to thoughtless disposal of used cooking oil.

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