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What are the harmful effects of pollution?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Feb 08, 2020

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Apr 18, 2019

The harmful effects of pollution are many. Pollution affects our health and happiness. It also harms our plants and animals and makes our world unfit to live in. Water pollution is killing our sealife which means the fish we eat are becoming toxic. Mercury from pollution is a huge problem. Plus, we drink water and it is polluted so we are taking toxins into our body and it is making us sick. Cancer and other huge medical issue are the result of taking in toxins from our water and from the air. Even the soil used to grown our food is contaminated with chemicals from pesticides, fertizers, and other culprit sources.

The harmful effects of pollution are many. Pollution affects our health and happiness. It also
Noise pollution can harm our ears and even our brains. It can mess with our mental health and keep us from getting good sleep which is imperative to our ultimate health condition. Light pollution is another type of pollution and it too can harm our brains and mental health state.

 

D. Ronald

D. Ronald, Writer, Austin

Answered Apr 04, 2019

The harmful effects of pollution relate to humans, marine life, animal life and natural elements. Toxic waste can poison some if not all species exposed to it. The dangerous bacteria can absorb the oxygen needed by the good bacteria. The contamination of water already necessitates treatment and purification whereas water from a natural source, such as coming from a rock, does not. The air we breathe carries pollution and affects our lungs and those of animals. Basically, our waste products in the widest sense must be disposed of very carefully and mindfully, not just thrownaway casually.

 

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