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When You Reach 100 years old, will there still be Pollution?

April 28th, 2009

Definitely, and many people will still be much around in 100 years time. There are some kinds of pollutions which cannot be avoided because they are part of human life and as long as there are living things in this planet, they will always be there. Every time there is something to produce to become a finished product, there are always wastes that are left that cause pollution.

Some wastes are produced as a result of making things that we need for a modern and comfortable life ‘though they create toxic waste that is not favorable for human life and add up to pollution. People during the early part of the industrial revolution did not manage the waste properly because there was an abundant room for throwing wastes and this was the easiest thing to do that would not bother anybody.

However recently, we have realized the bad effects of those accumulated wastes that caused health deterioration due to unsanitary use of the environment and wanton disposal of wastes. Today, we are now more careful on how wastes are being handled and disposed of to prevent further deterioration of the environment and widespread pollution.

Since it is no longer allowed to dump trash in the ocean and that no more countries are allowing their areas of jurisdiction to be used as dumping sites, new ideas are coming out to solve the problem on waste disposal.

Some manufacturers are now utilizing lesser amount of packaging materials and in many areas, wastes are now being recycled into new goods. There is a strict implementation now on proper disposal of empty plastic bottles and cans of softdrinks in open spaces. As a result, concerned individuals are gathering these wastes as many as they can and sell them to junk yards or recycling stations.

A special kind of waste which is radioactive and destructive to human beings but does not break into pieces for thousands of years to cause destruction and pollution is now being studied by scientists where to dump in order to isolate it from people and environment.

Water can also be affected by pollution but not all the water on earth is polluted. In other countries, people dig wells into the ground where they depend on for their drinking water. This water has remained unpolluted by human activities except for intentional tainting to cause pollution and use of unsanitary tools to fetch water from the well.

There are concerns also that the harmful effects of pesticides in the rural areas may penetrate through sandy soils towards the well and eventually contaminate the water. Another concern has been brought out that wells can go dry because of too much utilization of water in irrigation systems. But this problem can be solved by the abundance of water during rainy season.

Therefore, to prevent diseases that are caused by drinking contaminated water, people must build water treatment systems. But in poor countries where the cost of attaining one is prohibitive, the risk of contamination from bacteria and agricultural or industrial waste remains a problem. In such cases, water can be purified by filtering, boiling or through the use of chemical treatment in order to be potable thus avoiding pollution.

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