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IssueExploration:WaterPollution BriannaDegaston English1010 KimStrickland 10April2014

Whatismymusewhendiscussinganissuethatisnotonlyimportanttome,butto society?Environmentalhazardousissuessuchaswaterpollution.Myissueexploration topiciswaterpollution.Waterpollutionisanongoingissuetodaythatneedstosolvedas soonaspossiblebeforeanythingtoofatalhappens.IselectedtheissueWaterPollution asthefocusformyfinalwritingprojectbecauseIamastrongbelieverinconservingand respectingourplanet.ThisplanetprovidesandgivestoussomuchandIfeellikeitsnot fairtoabuseit.Inmyopinion,theworstwaytoabusethisplanetistopolluteitswater.Our planetispreciousandweneedtotakecareofit.Thearticle,HowtoStopWaterPollution giveshopethatitsnottoolatetohelptheplanetandthatanyonecanmakeadifferenceby helping.BecauseIliveinUtah,Iwantedtoknowmoreaboutwhatsgoingonrightnow whereIlive.AccordingtoODonoghueinthearticle,"Report:BadairisnotUtah'sonly environmentalconcern",thepoorairqualityisnottheonlyissuethestateisfacing.Utahis alsofacingsomemajorwaterpollutionissues.Thearticletalksabouttheairquality, radioactivewaste,waterquality,andchemicalcleanup.WaterPollutionhasmanysources ofcontaminationanditaffectsuseverywhere.ThethingsIhavelearnedaboutwater pollutionisitsoneofthebiggestthreatstotheenvironment,whypeoplecontinuetopollute thewater,andhowpollutedwaterisendangeringhumanhealth. WaterPollutionisoneofthebiggestthreatstoourenvironmentbecauseits impactinghumansandwildlifearoundus.Aslivingcreatures(humanbeings),weneed freshwatertosurvive.Mostpeopleknowthatwaterislifeandlifeonearthislinkedto

water.(Beddow)Iagreewiththefactthatthisisaseriousissuethatwillcostmillionsof dollarstoattempttoresolve.Idontagreewiththefactthatsomecompaniesmaybe allowedtopollutethewateriftheyhadsomesortofpermission.Oneofthemostinteresting thingsIhavelearnedfromwhyitsabigthreattoourenvironmentisthatcleanwaterlaws arebeingneglectedandnotenoughpeoplearetakingthisissueseriously.Inthearticle,"A BriefHistoryofWaterandHealthfromAncientCivilizationstoModernTimes",Ihave learnedtheimportanceofwaterforourearth.Iknewwaterwasimportantbutthisarticle mademerealizehowimportantitis.Thisarticleexplainsthebriefhistoryofwaterpollution likeearlysystemsandinnovations,ancientGreecesandRomesimpactandhistoryasan example,andtheperiodofslowdevelopment,modernurbaninfrastructure,andfuture challenges.IresearchedthisarticlebecauseIwantedtoknowmoreaboutwhereandwhat istherootoftheproblem.Iwantedtoknowwherethewaterpollutionissuestarted.Iknow thesourceiscredibleandIcanrelyontheauthorbecauseitsfromanorganizationwebsite soitslegitimate. Mostofusknowthatpollutingthewaterisnotgoodforourplanet.Thenwhyare peoplestillpollutingit?Ihavelearnedinmyresearchthatsomecompaniesespeciallyin thecityofDubaiintheUnitedArabEmirates,arestillpollutingthewater.Theycontaminate thewaterbecauseofthedemandrightnowfromclients.Apopulardemandrightnowisto havegasforourcars.Weareonashortageofoilforthegasolinesowetrytofindplaces togetoilforcheap.Oilandgascompaniesneedtogetoilfromthewaterwhichcauses trillionsofgallonsofwaterpollution.Companiesjustifydamagingourresourceslikewater

becauseitisseenasatemporarybusinessneed.Idisagreewithcompaniespollutingthe waterbecauseitssupposedtomakethemmoresuccessful.Icompletelyagreethatpartof thereasonwhytheyarepollutingtheirwaterisbecausemostoftheworlddemandsit.Iwas surprisedtoknowhowpollutedDubaiswateris.Mostpeoplethinkthatwaterpollutionis harmfultoourenvironment.Thisarticle,Beware:WaterIndustryThinksWaterPollutionIs GoodforBusinesssaysotherwise.Averagepeopleintheworlddrivecarsthatrequire gasoline.Weareonashortageofoilforthegasolinesowetrytofindplacestogetoilfor cheap.Unfortunatelyinthearticle,itexplainsthattheoilandgascompaniesneedtogetoil fromthewaterwhichcausestrillionsofgallonsofwaterpollution.Thisarticlewasdissing Dubaiinasubtlewaybecausetheyhavealotofmoneybecausetheyaredrillingforoilin theirfreshwaters.TheauthorissurprisedasmuchasIamtowhyarewedestroyingour resourcesbecausewewantrichesrightnow?Iagreewiththeauthorthatthisisturninginto adisaster.Thearticleexplainshowsometimesaneasysolutionnowcanhavefatallong termeffects.ThisarticleiscrediblebecauseitisfromtheHuffingtonPost. Waterpollutionisnotonlyharmfultoourplanetbutitisendangeringourhealth. Unfortunately,mostoftheworldswaterispollutedanditsamajorissuetoday.Ilearned frommyresearchthattherearediseasespeoplecangetfromthepollutedwater,the organismsandparasitesthatarefoundinthewater,andthetoxicchemicalsthatare pollutingthewater.Iagreewithtryingtocampaignandletothersknowbyusingreallife examplesonwhatcanhappenifwedontstopthisissuenow.Idisagreewiththethought thatweshouldwaituntilthingsgetbetter.Ifwedontactnowthenwecouldbeintheriskof

earlydeathfornotonlyourgenerationbutgenerationsaheadofus.Iwassurprisedthat eventhoughpeoplearegettingdiseases,notenoughthingsarebeingdoneaboutit.Itsno surprisethatwaterpollutionisbadforourhealth.Oneofourbasicneedsashumansisto havewater.Unfortunately,mostoftheworldswaterispollutedanditsamajorissuetoday. AliciaSpoonerdiscussesthediseasespeoplecangetfromthepollutedwater,the organismsandparasitesthatareharmful,andthetoxicchemicalsthatarepollutingthe water.IamconcernedaboutthehealthissuescausedbywaterpollutionandbecauseIam doingresearchwaterpollutioningeneral,Ifeltthatitwasimportanttoincludetheeffectson humanshealthssoitcanscarethereadersonwhatsoutthere.AliciaSpoonerisa credibleauthorbecausesheisapartoftheEnvironmentalSciencesbookforthe Dummiescollection.Wecantrustherfacts. Weonlyhaveoneplanetanditsimportanttoconserveit.Theplanetdidnothingbut provideforus.Theplanetissupposedtohavecleanwatersolivingcreaturessuchas humanscansurvivelongerandhealthier.Whyareweabusingtheplanet?WaterPollution isaseriouslifethreatinourworldrightnowandsomethingneedstobedoneaboutit.Itwill damageourhealthwithirreversibleillnessesfromthecontaminatedwater,beverycostly andexpensivetoevenbegintofilterthewater,andasaresultthewholehumanracecan bewipedout.Notonlydopeopleneedtobeawareandmindfulofthisissuebutweneed totakeactionrightnow.Itsoneofthebiggestthreatstotheenvironment,peoplecontinue topollutethewater,anditsendangeringhumanhealth.Sowhyarentwedoinganything aboutit?Itseasytogetstartedandeverylittlebithelps.Ifweallcouldjustunderstandwhat

isgoingonandworkasateam,wemightnotbeabletosolvetheissuebutwecanatleast increaseourchancesofsurvivalandnotmakinganythingworsethanitalreadyis. WorksCited: Skye,Jared.HowtoStopWaterPollution.lovetoknowgreenliving.Web.25March2014 Beddow,Victoria."ABriefHistoryofWaterandHealthfromAncientCivilizationsto ModernTimes."IWAWaterWiki.08February2010.Web.29Mar2014. Duihigg,C.."CleanWaterLawsAreNeglected,ataCostinSuffering."NewYorkTimes. 12Sep2009.Web.30Mar2014. O'Donoghue,AmyJoi."Report:BadairisnotUtah'sonlyenvironmentalconcern."Deseret News.N.p.,26Jan2014.Web.27Mar2014. TimesStaff,."RancherFined$1MillionforWaterPollution."LosAngelesTimes.N.p.,22 Mar2002.Web.28Mar2014. Hauter,Wenonah."Beware:WaterIndustryThinksWaterPollutionIsGoodforBusiness." HuffingtonPost.N.p.,05Jun2012.Web.28Mar2014. Hogan,CMichael.Waterpollution.TheEncyclopediaofEarth.12September2013. Web.27March2014. Lin,Luna."Chinaswaterpollutionwillbemoredifficulttofixthanitsdirtyair." chinadialogue.N.p.,17Febuary2014.Web.27Mar2014. <https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/6726Chinaswaterpollutionwillbemoredifficulttof

ixthanitsdirtyair/en>. Spooner,Alicia.N.p..Web.27Mar2014. <http://www.dummies.com/howto/content/howdoeswaterpollutionendangerhumanhealt h.html>.