Essay on Pollution And Its Effects On The World

1570 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Over 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste are dumped into US water each year. Because of this, about 40% lakes are too contaminated for aquatic life, fishing or even for swimming in America. It’s disappointing how every eight seconds a child dies from drinking contaminated water. Also, it hurts how thousands of marine creatures die by swallowing plastic bags thinking they are jellyfishes. Terry Swearingen once said, “We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to.” Even though pollution is affecting the world and our future, it is still being ignored. According to The American Heritage Science Dictionary, pollution is the “contamination of air, water, or soil by substances that are harmful to living organisms.” Because it harms the planet and those living on it, pollution is known as one of the biggest global killers. It affects more than 100 million people worldwide. Pollution is one of the world’s major problems that no one is taking into consideration. People know about the problem but are not paying close attention to the consequences. There are three types of pollutions: land, water and air. Land pollution is usually form by domestic waste, industrial activities, and agricultural activities. Industrial activities include mining and construction. When people mine, land spaces are formed beneath the earth’s surface. Then nature, on it’s own, fills the spaces; this is known as the land caving in. Construction sites leave wood,…

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