One of the major strength of human survival is water. This same water bodies are seriously polluted with water-borne diseases, hazardous chemicals and toxins due to our poor waste management, leaving us to cling on little drinkable water or forced to take the polluted water. These pollution has caused declination to human and other living organisms' health substantially.
The major source of this pollution is discharge of untreated raw sewage from factories, households (through soaps in washing), increase in the usage of synthetic Organic substances (such as PET bottles), oil spills (as experienced in some south-southern states of Nigeria).
It is a known fact that micro-organisms love to dwell in moist environment, hence, infectious diseases can easily get spread through these contaminated water bodies. Some of these easily contacted diseases are Typhoid, para-typhoid, malaria, cholera etcetera.
- Do not liter the ocean
Good discharge practice should be adhered to while disposing hazardous chemicals (i.e. it must be well treated prior to disposal)
Awareness should be given to the general public, often
Let's hear from you, what other means do you think can be used to end this detrimental act of water pollution? Over to you, Great Minds.