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Water pollution is a serious threat impacting over 40 percent of U.S. rivers and 46 percent of lakes, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency figures. Whether direct or indirect, accidental or intentional, pollution of our waterways not only affects animals and plants, but the ecosystem itself. Hazardous ...


Water pollution can have dire consequences for plants, animals and even ecosystems as a whole. The specific effects vary depending on what pollutants enter the environment. Sometimes, water pollution causes an explosion of new plant growth by providing necessary nutrients and food. Other times, it can harm or kill ...


Anyway, speaking of water pollution, its effects are far more harmful and devastating on animals than humans, especially, when those animals happen to be aquatic. Let's take a look at some of the most pronounced ill effects of water pollution on animals.


According to the American Heritage Science Dictionary, pollution is defined as, "the contamination of air, water or soil by substances that are harmful to living organisms." Humans are obviously affected by pollution, as seen by disease like asthma or cancer---but animals are victim to its effects too.


Pollution in these sources affects the quality and safety of water available in your home and, if the problem is not detected, it can affect your health. Pollution of drinking water occurs because ...


Pollution can be in the air, water or on land. Pollution can affect animals in a number of ways including the ones detailed below. Destroying habitats - most animals thrive in areas that have good plant growth. However, when pollution takes place, plants may start dying off.


All types of environmental pollution have negative impact on animal's health, and the worst types of pollution are air, water and noise pollution. Even small levels of environmental pollution create discomfort for many animals while on the other hand more excessive pollution leads to diseases and deaths of animals.


water pollution greatly affects animal because if they drink of the polluted water they will die. it affects humans because if the animals are dying from lack of water or living with poisoning ...


Air Pollution Affects Plants, Animals, and Environments Some air pollutants harm plants and animals directly. Other pollutants harm the habitat, food or water that plants and animals need to survive. Read on to learn more about how air pollutants harm plants and animals. ... Pollution. Skin Cancer. Why does the topic of ozone make the news so ...


Water pollution happens in various ways, such as sewage leakage, industrial spills or direct discharge into water bodies, biological contamination, and from farm runoff [1]. Pollution and contamination of water has many negative effects on plants. Sometimes there is an excess of nutrients in the water which causes an excess in plant growth.