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Effects of Water Pollution

  1. Polluted water is not used for drinking.

  1. Polluted water leads to water contaminated diseases like cholera, jaundice, typhoid and diarrhea.
  2. Aquatic life gets destroyed.
  3. The number of tourists visiting beaches gets decreased.

Water Pollutants

The important water pollutants can be classified as
  1. Inorganic pollutants.
  2. Organic pollutants
  3. Sediments and oils
  4. Domestic waste
  5. Industrial and agricultural waste
  6. Fluorides
Apart from these, matter polluting drinking water causes water - borne diseases like jaundice, cholera etc. natural pollution occurs due to soil erosion, deposition of animal waste and fallen leaves. In certain areas of Nalgonda and Prakasam districts of AP, fluorides are present in large quantities. This causes decay of bones in animals and human beings. The pollutants get into the water either from industries, by agricultural operations or from domestic sewages. The detergents that are very widely used in our houses can pollute the water. These pollutants disturb the "symbiotic living" present on the earth. Sometimes, the effect of the pollutants cannot be seen immediately, but is propagated in the form of 'food chains' from the lower plants to human beings.

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