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Diseases Caused By Water Pollution

    water pollution

  • Introduction of foreign substances to a water source, either toxic to life forms or creating an oxygen demand, depriving indigenous life forms of oxygen and resulting in their death.
  • The addition of sewage, industrial wastes, or other harmful or objectionable material to water in concentrations or in sufficient quantities to result in measurable degradation of water quality.
  • pollution of the water in rivers and lakes

    caused by

  • These are relations between two verbs, indicating that the action denoted by one verb necessarily precedes, or follows the action denoted by the other verb. To “awake” entails to “sleep”, because it is not possible to awake without first sleeping. In order to “travel” it is necessary to “move”.

    diseases

  • A particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people
  • (disease) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • (diseased) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; “diseased tonsils”; “a morbid growth”; “pathologic tissue”; “pathological bodily processes”
  • A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, esp. one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury
  • A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs.

diseases caused by water pollution

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Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
Everything you need to know about caring for patients in one portable “must have” handbook! Often referred to as the “Merck Manual” for nurses by nurses, its quick access format makes it easy to find information on nearly 250 diseases and disorders. Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for nursing care. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 4th Edition incorporates the latest scientific advances and the practice of nursing today.

Fresh Water and Pollution

Fresh Water and Pollution
This picture, taken at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, portrays natural beauty and nature. Many fresh water lakes, such as this, struggle against humanity’s harmfulness to water. Water is becoming scarce, some rivers no longer flow to the sea because of lower water levels, and many bodies of water are polluted and toxic. “The wetlands represent 6% of the surface of the planet,” and beneath “lies a veritable factory, where plants and micro-organisms patiently filter the water and digest all the pollution” (Home 45:45). However, as humans pursue more land to build and to aggregate, these marshes will be completely drained; half of which have already been drained in the last century. Nature can no longer purify what has been polluted in those areas, or in any areas or the world if we continue to harm the planet. Pollution is becoming more and more harmful, faster and faster. It depletes our water sources and causes problems for humanity.

The Tijuana River is overwhelmed by the “ability of sewage treatment plants to process wastewater” (Withgott 88). From many homes raw sewage overflows into the streets, and into this river, polluting the once beautiful beaches on the coast of San Diego. Poor neighborhoods such as that of Loma Taurina in Tijuana are not connected to sewage systems. It is problems such as this, for example, which humans need to find solutions to in order to prevent more pollution. It may first seem as though this sewage problem only affects the poor in that neighborhood, but as the wind blows, water travels, and time passes, pollutions travels deeper and further into our waters.

Pollutions contaminate drinking and washing water and promote risk of diseases. At the fast rate of pollution today, resulting from our careless use of technological agriculture and industrial development, “water shortages could affect nearly 2 billion people before 2025” (Home 45:06). Countless circumstances when humans fail to realize the harm they place on our environment affect our lifestyles on a day-to-day basis. “Since 1950, we have more fundamentally altered our island, the Earth, than in all of our 200,000-year history” (Home 55:56). It is not too late to alter our way of life to benefit the earth, that which brought humans and life forms to existence.

Pollution Advisory

Pollution Advisory
Water and Soil Polllution

No Fishing

No Swimming

Wash after Contact

With all these warnings resulting from the pollution caused by the creosote piling industry, it is ironic that the dock currently in use is constructed of pilings that are heavily creosoted.

diseases caused by water pollution

Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition: Stories of Infectious Disease
Updated to include the most recent breakthroughs

First published in 1998, here are the surprisingly fascinating stories of seven diseases that changed the course of human history – updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as:
- the ravages of AIDS in Africa, Asia, and other locations – the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication
- a primitive yet effective new measure for fighting cholera in India
- an important new drug to treat malaria
- and more

Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.

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