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  1. #1 Water pollution 
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    Water is essential for the survival of all known forms of life. The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration
    All known forms of life depend on water. Because of overpopulation, mass consumption, misuse, and water pollution, the availability of drinking water per capita is inadequate and shrinking as of the year 2006.

    40% of America's rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
    Even worse are America's lakesó46% are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
    1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are discharged into US waters annually. The US EPA has warned that sewage levels in rivers could be back to the super-polluted levels of the 1970s by the year 2016.
    Asian rivers are the most polluted in the world. They have three times as many bacteria from human waste as the global average and 20 times more lead than rivers in industrialized countries

    Serious water pollution incidents increased by 50% in England and Wales last year with farmers responsible for more than a quarter of them, the Environment Agency says.

    I made this Thread to increase knowledge about water pollution such as industrial water pollution and to share thoughts about how to prevent it.


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    Canada is still sitting pretty with freshwater reserves enough to make lake baikal jelous!


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    Quote Originally Posted by harmonSmith
    The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.
    Note really sure what that has to do with the thread. If it's vital for life, which it is, it doesn't matter if it's only 1%.

    40% of America's rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
    Where is this coming from? I've lived in nearly a dozen states and am an avid fishermen, I can think of only a couple rivers of hundred of places where it was too polluted to do those things. In places where there were restrictions it usually had to do as much with natural conditions, such as mercury levels as anything man has done.

    I have no doubt that Americans need to stay vigilant to preserve good water quality and there's going to be water shortages as cities continue to expand into places dry places with variable climates like the South West, but from what I've seen most of the conflict is between supporting high water use agricultural methods or high water use lifestyles (e.g. lawns) as anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Quote Originally Posted by harmonSmith
    The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.
    Note really sure what that has to do with the thread. If it's vital for life, which it is, it doesn't matter if it's only 1%.

    40% of America's rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
    Where is this coming from? I've lived in nearly a dozen states and am an avid fishermen, I can think of only a couple rivers of hundred of places where it was too polluted to do those things. In places where there were restrictions it usually had to do as much with natural conditions, such as mercury levels as anything man has done.

    I have no doubt that Americans need to stay vigilant to preserve good water quality and there's going to be water shortages as cities continue to expand into places dry places with variable climates like the South West, but from what I've seen most of the conflict is between supporting high water use agricultural methods or high water use lifestyles (e.g. lawns) as anything else.
    I agree you that things are better in some places but we cannot sit idle just to think that every thing is ok. I think the biggest source of water pollution are industries which are releasing hazardous waste in our water resources. I think the water consultant like http://www.jnblabs.com/ must be used to make proper treatment of waste.
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    I believe the water quality of our New Jersey streams and lakes is an urgent issue demanding public awareness and government action. I will support a grassroots movement pressuring my state to enforce industry contracts with companies such as http://www.jnblabs.com/.

    (just a guess)


    Well harmonSmith, do you have something more specific to ask or say? This could be an interesting thread.
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