Three Different Causes Of Water Polution And Water Pollution In Africa

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Water Pollution In Africa
When you hear about Africa, you generally think about poor, starving, helpless children. But, have you ever really thought more about it? Like why they don 't have the food, or have the water? Water pollution in Africa is a leading problem because it affects almost everybody in Africa. there are three different things that can help to tackle the problem—education, laws, and economics—and they work together as a team.
Water Pollution releases chemicals that are harmful into the water, making it undrinkable. Those who drink it because they have no other choice are exposed to severe health issues. Also, Water Pollution and Water Supply affects the agriculture industry and food supply. As the polluted water moves through
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This is a huge problem because it leaves many Africans starving. Most water pollution doesn 't begin in the water itself. Take the oceans: around 80 percent of ocean pollution enters our seas from the land. Virtually any human activity can have an effect on the quality of our water environment. When farmers fertilize the fields, the chemicals they use are gradually washed by rain into the groundwater or surface waters nearby. Sometimes the causes of water pollution are quite surprising. Chemicals released by smokestacks (chimneys) can enter the atmosphere and then fall back to earth as rain, entering seas, rivers, and lakes and causing water pollution. That 's called atmospheric deposition. Water pollution has many different causes and this is one of the reasons why it is such a difficult problem to …show more content…
Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; which are all Sahel and Saharan countries, the majority of the people live in poverty. This means the majority of people do not have access to clean water, or any at all. This is a serious issue threatening the lives of many people in these countries. Life is ultimately about choices—and so is pollution. We can live with sewage-strewn beaches, dead rivers, and fish that are too poisonous to eat. Or we can work together to keep the environment clean so the plants, animals, and people who depend on it remain healthy. We can take individual action to help reduce water pollution, for example, by using environmentally friendly detergents, not pouring oil down drains, reducing pesticides, and so on. We can take community action too, by helping out on beach cleans or litter picks to keep our rivers and seas that little bit cleaner. And we can take action as countries and continents to pass laws that will make pollution harder and the world less polluted. Working together, we can make pollution less of a problem—and the world a better

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