In Your Cup
Did you know
that pesticides are found in 94% of all
water! It's true. Water pollution is a big issue in our country but all
of the politicians are too busy to fix it. That is why it is up to you
and me. But not all pollution is from factories and sewers. Some is
comes from farming. That's right, farmers are using too much chemicals
on their fields, and it's killing our aqua life. But it's not all bad.
People ass across the nation are stepping up and doing better things
for the environment. And testing machines are getting more advanced.
Although even with all these advancements pollutants are very dangerous!
from farming are actually a lot of the
pollutants in your cup. For instance farming chemicals (such as
pesticides) are running into lakes and streams as we speak. That is
because when farmers use more than 150 pounds of pesticides is just
runs off into ground water. This is a huge hazard because pesticides
are dangerous to human health! The worst part is pesticides can get
into drinking water and case sickness. So no matter what we cant avoid
the consequences to water pollution!
save the fishies. It's true. Our aqua
life is dieing out. Chemicals were found in 90% of all fish. The reason
he fish is dieing out is because fish can first of all get diseases.
Also water that is polluted has a lower level of oxygen than clean
water. Because fish use their gills to get oxygen from the water that
means that fish can't breath. But it isn't only the fish that can be
harmed from this. Humans can be harmed also. You could e drinking
polluted water right now. Or if the water dose gets too polluted then
the fish will get sick and then you can't have your fish fry. Or even
if the land animals that we eat the fish or drink the water, they might
get a disease then we cant have our burgers or hot dose. So remember if
you plan to have a fish fry at a low price next 4th of July I have some
advice for you. DON'T POLLUTE THE WATER!
is not all bad news. We are getting
better at not polluting our water supply. States such as Iowa are doing
experiments to save their water supply. Farmers are even getting the
message to stop using so many pesticides. Plus tests are getting more
advanced and coming back with better results. So the news is not good
but it's getting better and isn't all bad.
We are all guilty of polluting, even if
you are an innocent corn farmer. If you want to have a fish fry you
might want to think twice before polluting. Finally it's not all bad
news advancements and harder working people are getting better. So
remember this; polluting is bad, but it isn't all our fault.