Chemical in water pollution
Water pollution is a problem that has caused negative effects to human health and environmental disorders. The most affected is in industrial areas like the chemical affluent as waste is released into the rivers. It has caused damage to downstream users of the water, aquatic animals and plants. When the chemical affluence is concentrated in the water body, it causes an adverse effect on the entire ecosystem and the inhabitant.
There are short term effects that result from water pollution. The chemical from the industries causes damage to surrounding wildlife, residents and watershed. It makes water to be unsafe for consumption and sanitation. In the long-term, excessive use of the fertilizers and sewage has chemical such as nitrate and phosphate. Therefore, these chemicals are introduced to water bodies and they act as the food of the algae. This affects the aquatic life in that when the algae die oxygen is dissolved. The industrial emission of the sulfur oxide into the atmosphere, acidic rain results leading to a health hazard to plant life, marine animals.
Government intervention has helped to reduce the cases of industrial affluence being subjected to water. It has licensed the industries and imposed the fines for water and air pollution. The outcome of government litigation has contributed to the reduction of cases of water pollution. If the goodwill of the government on the issue of water pollution were not present, the industrial regulations on the pollution would not have been effected. The market cannot take care on the environmental problem leading to worsening the situation. There would be an increase of the global warming, unhealthy society poor economic standards.
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