Coal And Water Pollution

Pollution is a term used to describe mostly particles that are harmful in the air. Many things can cause pollution weather they be human like riding the car instead of taking the bus or natural phenomena like the eruption of a volcano. Pollution can come in many forms; they can be in tiny solids ranging from a few microns to gases floating around in the atmosphere. A recent study shows that pollutants less than 10 microns in diameter are in correlation with people dying of lung and heart diseases. Even today things like coal are being burned for their precious energy content mainly to produce the electricity we so fervently need. Coal which causes a lot of pollution is also used to refine what we use today like gasoline and metals. Although …show more content…
Pathogens are considered to be responsible for millions of deaths every year because people drink water polluted with deadly pathogens. A great majority of deaths of small children are linked to improperly treated water, in raw numbers it is up to three fifths of all the children killed by the water pollutants. Nine out of ten people in the higher income countries have a good way to get rid of their waist and an even greater number have safe drinking water which is surprisingly not polluted in comparison to those third world countries in Africa pollution basically …show more content…
They have 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world and their pollution is so extreme it has caused acid rain on its neighboring countries like Korea and Japan. They have so much pollution that even the United states of America which is halfway across the world has felt Chinas pollution impact. The air is so heavily polluted it is considered dangerous by European standards. Adding to the fact that Chinas air is so heavily polluted only one percent of Chinas citizens has access to safe air. Pollution in china has caused an increase of cancer in both urban and rural areas but mostly in rural areas. The types of cancer vary from lung cancer caused by breathing so many pollutants in the air to gastronomical cancer caused by drinking polluted water. Millions of Chinese are sick due to the effects of contamination and pollution in their drinking water. China has now the second greatest economy but at what price? Is money worth more than the wellbeing of millions of people? Chinas officials have made their choice and they seem to love money at the expense of suffering of their people and the destruction of the environment. It seems they do not understand that once the last tree they have has been cut down and the last piece of coal burned and the last fresh air full of smoke they will understand that they cannot use money to purify air or power their

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