Type: Water

 

Definition: Water pollution is defined as the presence in groundwater of toxic chemicals and biological agents that exceed what is naturally found in the water and may pose a threat to human health and/or the environment.

 

Pollutants that contribute to this type of pollution:

  • Biological Contaminants
  • Chemicals in Water
  • Radioactive materials

 

 

Contributors/Examples:

  • Biological Contaminants:
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses
    • Parasites
    • These cause disease
  • Chemicals in Water:
    • Chlorine
      • PCE, TCE, 1 1 1-TCA
    • Oil spills can cause the water to go on fire
    • Plastics
    • Metals
    • Acids
    • Detergents
  • Radioactive materials:
    • Uranium
    • Thorium
    • Radon

 

More: https://www.environmentalpollutioncenters.org/water/

 

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