Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)
Adverse effect upon bodies of water (LAKES; RIVERS; seas; groundwater etc.) caused by CHEMICAL WATER POLLUTANTS.
The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
'Water Pollution, Radioactive' is the contamination of water bodies with radioactive substances, typically as a result of human activities such as mining, nuclear power generation, or improper waste disposal, which can lead to harmful health effects in humans and aquatic life due to radiation exposure.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Refuse liquid or waste matter carried off by sewers.
Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Particles of any solid substance, generally under 30 microns in size, often noted as PM30. There is special concern with PM1 which can get down to PULMONARY ALVEOLI and induce MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION and PHAGOCYTOSIS leading to FOREIGN BODY REACTION and LUNG DISEASES.
Nitrogen oxide (NO2). A highly poisonous gas. Exposure produces inflammation of lungs that may only cause slight pain or pass unnoticed, but resulting edema several days later may cause death. (From Merck, 11th ed) It is a major atmospheric pollutant that is able to absorb UV light that does not reach the earth's surface.
A highly toxic, colorless, nonflammable gas. It is used as a pharmaceutical aid and antioxidant. It is also an environmental air pollutant.
The contamination of indoor air.
Gases, fumes, vapors, and odors escaping from the cylinders of a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
The unstable triatomic form of oxygen, O3. It is a powerful oxidant that is produced for various chemical and industrial uses. Its production is also catalyzed in the ATMOSPHERE by ULTRAVIOLET RAY irradiation of oxygen or other ozone precursors such as VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS and NITROGEN OXIDES. About 90% of the ozone in the atmosphere exists in the stratosphere (STRATOSPHERIC OZONE).
Fluids composed mainly of water found within the body.
Respiratory tract diseases are a broad range of medical conditions that affect the nose, throat, windpipe, and lungs, impairing breathing and oxygen uptake, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis, and sleep apnea.
Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data about the frequency, distribution, and consequences of disease or health conditions, for use in the planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.
A large or important municipality of a country, usually a major metropolitan center.
Any of several processes in which undesirable impurities in water are removed or neutralized; for example, chlorination, filtration, primary treatment, ion exchange, and distillation. It includes treatment of WASTE WATER to provide potable and hygienic water in a controlled or closed environment as well as provision of public drinking water supplies.
Relating to the size of solids.
The status of health in urban populations.

Effects of dispersed recreational activities on the microbiological quality of forest surface water. (1/712)

The microbiological quality of forest surface waters in the Greenwater River watershed was examined to investigate the influence of heavy motorized camping in an area with no sanitary facilities. Indicator densities increased during weekend human-use periods when compared to weekdays. Increases in indicator densities were also noted downstream from heavily used camping areas when compared to upstream sites. Seasonal, weekly, and diurnal fluctuations in indicator densities were observed. This study suggests that potential health hazards exist in this watershed during periods of human use.  (+info)

Water pollution and human health in China. (2/712)

China's extraordinary economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization, coupled with inadequate investment in basic water supply and treatment infrastructure, have resulted in widespread water pollution. In China today approximately 700 million people--over half the population--consume drinking water contaminated with levels of animal and human excreta that exceed maximum permissible levels by as much as 86% in rural areas and 28% in urban areas. By the year 2000, the volume of wastewater produced could double from 1990 levels to almost 78 billion tons. These are alarming trends with potentially serious consequences for human health. This paper reviews and analyzes recent Chinese reports on public health and water resources to shed light on what recent trends imply for China's environmental risk transition. This paper has two major conclusions. First, the critical deficits in basic water supply and sewage treatment infrastructure have increased the risk of exposure to infectious and parasitic disease and to a growing volume of industrial chemicals, heavy metals, and algal toxins. Second, the lack of coordination between environmental and public health objectives, a complex and fragmented system to manage water resources, and the general treatment of water as a common property resource mean that the water quality and quantity problems observed as well as the health threats identified are likely to become more acute.  (+info)

Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts and the risk of colon-rectum, lung, and other cancers. (3/712)

We conducted a population-based case-control study to evaluate the relationship between cancer of the colon-rectum (n = 326), lung (n = 252), brain (n = 37), and pancreas (n = 37), and exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) from public drinking water. Subjects were exposed to PCE when it leached from the vinyl lining of drinking-water distribution pipes. Relative delivered dose of PCE was estimated using a model that took into account residential location, years of residence, water flow, and pipe characteristics. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for lung cancer were moderately elevated among subjects whose exposure level was above the 90th percentile whether or not a latent period was assumed [ORs and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), 3.7 (1.0-11.7), 3.3 (0.6-13.4), 6.2 (1.1-31.6), and 19.3 (2.5-141.7) for 0, 5, 7, and 9 years of latency, respectively]. The adjusted ORs for colon-rectum cancer were modestly elevated among ever-exposed subjects as more years of latency were assumed [OR and CI, 1.7 (0.8-3.8) and 2.0 (0.6-5.8) for 11 and 13 years of latency, respectively]. These elevated ORs stemmed mainly from associations with rectal cancer. Adjusted ORs for rectal cancer among ever-exposed subjects were more elevated [OR and CI, 2.6 (0. 8-6.7) and 3.1 (0.7-10.9) for 11 and 13 years of latency, respectively] than were corresponding estimates for colon cancer [OR and CI, 1.3 (0.5-3.5) and 1.5 (0.3-5.8) for 11 and 13 years of latency, respectively]. These results provide evidence for an association between PCE-contaminated public drinking water and cancer of the lung and, possibly, cancer of the colon-rectum.  (+info)

Alternatives to minimize the environmental impact of large swine production units. (4/712)

Large swine production facilities have become controversial additions to the agricultural landscape as their numbers and sizes have increased. In addition to being larger enterprises, these units have involved greater specialization, the influx of outside capital, and the employment of labor without extensive investment in the enterprise. Major complaints have included water pollution and odors. Water pollution complaints have been related to surface and groundwater resources. Accidental spills, structural failure, and purposeful discharges have been noted. Odor problems are most often related to manure management techniques. Large anaerobic lagoons and irrigation of lagoon effluent have the potential to emit odors that travel long distances. Fortunately, technology and management alternatives exist to achieve higher levels of environmental acceptability. More effective water pollution and odor control alternatives generally increase construction and operating costs. Producers, regulatory officials, and the local public have an opportunity to interact to achieve progress in establishing acceptable compromises. This article identifies the range of existing and evolving alternative strategies and provides some assistance to producers and neighbors in achieving the necessary equilibrium.  (+info)

Diversity of bacteroides fragilis strains in their capacity to recover phages from human and animal wastes and from fecally polluted wastewater. (5/712)

Great differences in capability to detect bacteriophages from urban sewage of the area of Barcelona existed among 115 strains of Bacteroides fragilis. The capability of six of the strains to detect phages in a variety of feces and wastewater was studied. Strains HSP40 and RYC4023 detected similar numbers of phages in urban sewage and did not detect phages in animal feces. The other four strains detected phages in the feces of different animal species and in wastewater of both human and animal origin. Strain RYC2056 recovered consistently higher counts than the other strains and also detected counts ranging from 10(1) to approximately 10(3) phages per ml in urban sewage from different geographical areas. This strain detected bacteriophages in animal feces even though their relative concentration with respect to the other fecal indicators was significantly lower in wastewater polluted with animal feces than in urban sewage.  (+info)

Epidemic and endemic seroprevalence of antibodies to Cryptosporidium and Giardia in residents of three communities with different drinking water supplies. (6/712)

This study was carried out to compare cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis seroprevalence rates in residents of three communities. Community (Com 1) uses drinking water from deep wells, community 2 (Com 2) uses surface water from a protected watershed, and community 3 (Com 3) uses surface water frequently containing Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts. Unfiltered drinking water from each community was collected at the tap and tested for Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts during the 12 months in which sera were collected for testing. No oocysts or cysts were detected in the water from the Com 1 deep wells; oocysts and cysts were detected intermittently in the drinking water from the other two communities. A waterborne outbreak of cryptosporidiosis occurred in a municipality adjacent to Com 3 six months into this 12-month study. Sera from residents of each of the communities were collected proportionately by month and by population size. Coded sera were tested for IgG to Cryptosporidium using a previously developed Western blotting method. The presence or absence of bands at 15-17 kD and/or 27 kD was recorded for the 1,944 sera tested. Definite bands at 15-17 kD and/or 27 kD were detected in 981 (50.5%) of the sera. A total of 33.2% of sera from Com 1 (community using deep wells) were positive using the same criteria compared with 53.5% (Com 2) and 52.5% (Com 3) of sera from the two communities using surface drinking water. Both bands (15-17 kD plus 27 kD) were detected in 582 sera (29.9%) from the three communities: 14.1% of sera from Com 1 compared with 32.7% from Com 2 and 31.5% from Com 3. These findings are consistent with a lower risk of exposure to Cryptosporidium from drinking water obtained from deep well sources. However, analysis of results by calendar quarter showed a significant (P < 0.001) increase in the number of Com 3 positive sera (compared with Com 1) following the waterborne outbreak. Without this outbreak-related observation, a significant overall difference in seropositivity would not have been seen. We also observed that in sera from the community affected by the outbreak, the presence on immunoblots of both Cryptosporidium bands appeared to be the best indicator of recent infection. Seroprevalence rates using an ELISA to detect IgG to Giardia were estimated using the same sera. Overall 30.3% (590 of 1,944) of sera were positive by the ELISA. A total of 19.1% of sera from Com 1, 34.7% from Com 2 and 16.0% from Com 3 were seropositive. Rates for both Com 3 and Com 1 did not change significantly over time. In Com 2, rates decreased significantly (P < 0.001) during the last half of the study period (third and fourth calendar quarters). The reasons for the decrease in seroprevalence in Com 2 sera are presently not known. These studies show intriguing associations between seroprevalence, outbreak-related laboratory serologic data, and patterns of parasite contamination of drinking water. Further studies are required to validate the serologic approach to risk assessment of waterborne parasitic infections at a community level.  (+info)

Potential contamination of drinking water with Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. (7/712)

The world's first documented toxoplasmosis outbreak associated with a municipal water supply was recognized in 1995 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was hypothesized that domestic cat (Felis catus) or cougar (Felis concolor) faeces contaminated a surface water reservoir with Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. An extensive investigation of the Victoria watershed 1 year following the outbreak documented the presence of an endemic T. gondii cycle involving the animals inhabiting the area. Cats and cougars were observed throughout the watershed. Serological evidence of T. gondii infection was demonstrated among domestic cats living in the Victoria area. Cougars were found to shed T. gondii oocysts. Serological evidence of T. gondii infection in deer mice living in the riparian environments of the watershed suggested that T. gondii oocysts were being shed near the water edge. Contamination of Victoria's water supply with T. gondii oocysts potentially occurred during the study period and future waterborne toxoplasmosis outbreaks in this and other communities are possible.  (+info)

Discriminant analysis of ribotype profiles of Escherichia coli for differentiating human and nonhuman sources of fecal pollution. (8/712)

Estuarine waters receive fecal pollution from a variety of sources, including humans and wildlife. Escherichia coli is a ubiquitous bacterium in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and is used as an indicator of fecal pollution. However, its presence does not specifically differentiate sources of pollution. A total of 238 E. coli isolates from human sources (HS) and nonhuman sources (NHS) were collected from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, from associated sewage treatment plants, and directly from animals and tested for ribotype (RT) profile. HS and NHS isolates showed 41 and 61 RT profiles, respectively. At a similarity index of ca. 50%, HS and NHS isolates demonstrated four clusters, with the majority of HS and NHS isolates located in clusters C and D; isolates obtained directly from human and animal feces also could be grouped within these clusters. Discriminant analysis (DA) of RT profiles showed that 97% of the NHS isolates and 100% of the animal fecal isolates were correctly classified. The average rate of correct classification for HS and NHS isolates was 82%. We conclude that DA of RT profiles may be a useful method for identifying HS and NHS fecal pollution and may potentially facilitate management practices.  (+info)

Water pollution is defined medically as the contamination of water sources by harmful or sufficient amounts of foreign substances (pathogens, chemicals, toxic compounds, etc.) which tend to interfere with its normal functioning and can have negative effects on human health. Such pollutants can find their way into water bodies through various means including industrial waste disposal, agricultural runoff, oil spills, sewage and wastewater discharges, and accidental chemical releases, among others.

Exposure to polluted water can lead to a range of health issues, from minor problems like skin irritation or stomach upset, to severe conditions such as neurological disorders, reproductive issues, cancer, and even death in extreme cases. It also poses significant risks to aquatic life, disrupting ecosystems and leading to the decline or extinction of various species. Therefore, maintaining clean and safe water supplies is critical for both human health and environmental preservation.

Chemical water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater) with harmful chemicals or substances that negatively impact water quality and pose a threat to human health, aquatic life, and the environment. These chemical pollutants can come from various sources, including industrial and agricultural activities, waste disposal, oil spills, and chemical accidents. Examples of chemical pollutants include heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, and cadmium), pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other hazardous substances. These chemicals can have toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic effects on living organisms and can disrupt ecosystems, leading to decreased biodiversity and impaired ecological functions.

Air pollution is defined as the contamination of air due to the presence of substances or harmful elements that exceed the acceptable limits. These pollutants can be in the form of solid particles, liquid droplets, gases, or a combination of these. They can be released from various sources, including industrial processes, vehicle emissions, burning of fossil fuels, and natural events like volcanic eruptions.

Exposure to air pollution can have significant impacts on human health, contributing to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular issues, and even premature death. It can also harm the environment, damaging crops, forests, and wildlife populations. Stringent regulations and measures are necessary to control and reduce air pollution levels, thereby protecting public health and the environment.

Water pollution, radioactive, refers to the contamination of water bodies (such as lakes, rivers, groundwater, and oceans) with radioactive substances. These substances can include naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) or human-made radionuclides, which can be released into the environment through various activities such as mining, nuclear power generation, medical facilities, and waste disposal.

Radioactive water pollution can have severe consequences for both the environment and human health. Exposure to radioactive substances in water can increase the risk of cancer, genetic mutations, and other adverse health effects. Additionally, radioactive contamination can harm aquatic life, disrupt ecosystems, and reduce the quality and safety of water resources for drinking, irrigation, and recreation.

Radioactive water pollution is typically addressed through a combination of regulatory controls, best management practices, and remediation efforts to prevent or minimize the release of radioactive substances into the environment and to mitigate their impacts on human health and the ecosystem.

Water quality, in the context of public health and environmental medicine, refers to the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water that determine its suitability for various uses, such as drinking, recreation, or industrial processes. The term encompasses a wide range of parameters, including but not limited to:

1. Microbial contaminants: Presence of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microorganisms that can cause waterborne diseases.
2. Chemical contaminants: Including heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury), pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), disinfection byproducts, and other potentially harmful substances.
3. Physical parameters: Such as temperature, turbidity (cloudiness), color, taste, and odor, which can affect the water's acceptability for different uses.
4. Radiological contaminants: Exposure to ionizing radiation from radioactive elements present in water sources.

Regulatory agencies establish guidelines and standards for water quality to protect public health and minimize potential adverse effects associated with exposure to contaminated water. Regular monitoring, treatment, and management of water sources are essential to ensure safe and reliable water supplies.

Chemical water pollutants refer to harmful chemicals or substances that contaminate bodies of water, making them unsafe for human use and harmful to aquatic life. These pollutants can come from various sources, including industrial and agricultural runoff, sewage and wastewater, oil spills, and improper disposal of hazardous materials.

Examples of chemical water pollutants include heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium), pesticides and herbicides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and petroleum products. These chemicals can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms, disrupt ecosystems, and pose risks to human health through exposure or consumption.

Regulations and standards are in place to monitor and limit the levels of chemical pollutants in water sources, with the aim of protecting public health and the environment.

Medical definitions of water generally describe it as a colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for all forms of life. It is a universal solvent, making it an excellent medium for transporting nutrients and waste products within the body. Water constitutes about 50-70% of an individual's body weight, depending on factors such as age, sex, and muscle mass.

In medical terms, water has several important functions in the human body:

1. Regulation of body temperature through perspiration and respiration.
2. Acting as a lubricant for joints and tissues.
3. Facilitating digestion by helping to break down food particles.
4. Transporting nutrients, oxygen, and waste products throughout the body.
5. Helping to maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes.
6. Assisting in the regulation of various bodily functions, such as blood pressure and heart rate.

Dehydration can occur when an individual does not consume enough water or loses too much fluid due to illness, exercise, or other factors. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. Severe dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Water pollutants refer to any substances or materials that contaminate water sources and make them unsafe or unsuitable for use. These pollutants can include a wide range of chemicals, microorganisms, and physical particles that can have harmful effects on human health, aquatic life, and the environment as a whole. Examples of water pollutants include heavy metals like lead and mercury, industrial chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins, agricultural runoff containing pesticides and fertilizers, sewage and wastewater, oil spills, and microplastics. Exposure to water pollutants can cause a variety of health problems, ranging from minor irritations to serious illnesses or even death in extreme cases. Additionally, water pollution can have significant impacts on the environment, including harming or killing aquatic life, disrupting ecosystems, and reducing biodiversity.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "water supply" is not a medical term per se. It is a general term used to describe the system or arrangement providing water for consumption or use, such as a public water supply system or a private well. However, in a medical context, it could refer to the source of water used in a healthcare facility for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and patient care, which must meet certain quality standards to prevent infection and ensure safety.

Environmental monitoring is the systematic and ongoing surveillance, measurement, and assessment of environmental parameters, pollutants, or other stressors in order to evaluate potential impacts on human health, ecological systems, or compliance with regulatory standards. This process typically involves collecting and analyzing data from various sources, such as air, water, soil, and biota, and using this information to inform decisions related to public health, environmental protection, and resource management.

In medical terms, environmental monitoring may refer specifically to the assessment of environmental factors that can impact human health, such as air quality, water contamination, or exposure to hazardous substances. This type of monitoring is often conducted in occupational settings, where workers may be exposed to potential health hazards, as well as in community-based settings, where environmental factors may contribute to public health issues. The goal of environmental monitoring in a medical context is to identify and mitigate potential health risks associated with environmental exposures, and to promote healthy and safe environments for individuals and communities.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Fresh Water" is not a medical term. It is a term used to describe water that contains low concentrations of dissolved salts and other dissolved minerals. It is distinguished from saline water, which includes saltwater found in the ocean and brackish water found in estuaries. Fresh water is essential for many biological processes and is the primary source of water for human consumption, agriculture, and industrial use.

Water microbiology is not a formal medical term, but rather a branch of microbiology that deals with the study of microorganisms found in water. It involves the identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microscopic organisms present in water sources such as lakes, rivers, oceans, groundwater, drinking water, and wastewater.

In a medical context, water microbiology is relevant to public health because it helps to assess the safety of water supplies for human consumption and recreational activities. It also plays a critical role in understanding and preventing waterborne diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms that can lead to illnesses such as diarrhea, skin infections, and respiratory problems.

Water microbiologists use various techniques to study water microorganisms, including culturing, microscopy, genetic analysis, and biochemical tests. They also investigate the ecology of these organisms, their interactions with other species, and their response to environmental factors such as temperature, pH, and nutrient availability.

Overall, water microbiology is a vital field that helps ensure the safety of our water resources and protects public health.

Environmental health is a branch of public health that focuses on the study of how environmental factors, including physical, chemical, and biological factors, impact human health and disease. It involves the assessment, control, and prevention of environmental hazards in order to protect and promote human health and well-being.

Environmental health encompasses a wide range of issues, such as air and water quality, food safety, waste management, housing conditions, occupational health and safety, radiation protection, and climate change. It also involves the promotion of healthy behaviors and the development of policies and regulations to protect public health from environmental hazards.

The goal of environmental health is to create safe and healthy environments that support human health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, and promote sustainable communities. This requires a multidisciplinary approach that involves collaboration between various stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, healthcare providers, community organizations, and the public.

Sewage is not typically considered a medical term, but it does have relevance to public health and medicine. Sewage is the wastewater that is produced by households and industries, which contains a variety of contaminants including human waste, chemicals, and other pollutants. It can contain various pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause diseases in humans if they come into contact with it or consume contaminated food or water. Therefore, the proper treatment and disposal of sewage is essential to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and protect public health.

Air pollutants are substances or mixtures of substances present in the air that can have negative effects on human health, the environment, and climate. These pollutants can come from a variety of sources, including industrial processes, transportation, residential heating and cooking, agricultural activities, and natural events. Some common examples of air pollutants include particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Air pollutants can cause a range of health effects, from respiratory irritation and coughing to more serious conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and cancer. They can also contribute to climate change by reacting with other chemicals in the atmosphere to form harmful ground-level ozone and by directly absorbing or scattering sunlight, which can affect temperature and precipitation patterns.

Air quality standards and regulations have been established to limit the amount of air pollutants that can be released into the environment, and efforts are ongoing to reduce emissions and improve air quality worldwide.

Environmental pollution is the introduction or presence of harmful substances, energies, or objects in the environment that can cause adverse effects on living organisms and ecosystems. These pollutants can be in the form of chemical, physical, or biological agents that contaminate air, water, soil, or noise levels, exceeding safe limits established by environmental regulations.

Examples of environmental pollution include:

1. Air pollution: The presence of harmful substances such as particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air that can cause respiratory and other health problems.
2. Water pollution: Contamination of water sources with chemicals, heavy metals, pathogens, or other pollutants that can harm aquatic life and make the water unsafe for human consumption or recreational use.
3. Soil pollution: The presence of harmful substances such as heavy metals, pesticides, and industrial waste in soil that can reduce soil fertility, contaminate crops, and pose a risk to human health.
4. Noise pollution: Excessive noise levels from transportation, industrial activities, or other sources that can cause stress, sleep disturbances, and hearing loss in humans and animals.
5. Light pollution: The excessive use of artificial light that can disrupt ecosystems, affect human circadian rhythms, and contribute to energy waste.

Environmental pollution is a significant global health issue that requires urgent attention and action from governments, industries, and individuals to reduce pollutant emissions, promote sustainable practices, and protect the environment for future generations.

Particulate Matter (PM) refers to the mixture of tiny particles and droplets in the air that are solid or liquid in nature. These particles vary in size, with some being visible to the naked eye while others can only be seen under a microscope. PM is classified based on its diameter:

* PM10 includes particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or smaller. These particles are often found in dust, pollen, and smoke.
* PM2.5 includes particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller. These fine particles are produced from sources such as power plants, industrial processes, and vehicle emissions. They can also come from natural sources like wildfires.

Exposure to particulate matter has been linked to various health problems, including respiratory issues, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. The smaller the particle, the deeper it can penetrate into the lungs, making PM2.5 particularly harmful to human health.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a gaseous air pollutant and respiratory irritant. It is a reddish-brown toxic gas with a pungent, choking odor. NO2 is a major component of smog and is produced from the combustion of fossil fuels in vehicles, power plants, and industrial processes.

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing, especially in people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Long-term exposure has been linked to the development of chronic lung diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema. NO2 also contributes to the formation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause additional health problems.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is not a medical term per se, but it's an important chemical compound with implications in human health and medicine. Here's a brief definition:

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a colorless gas with a sharp, pungent odor. It is primarily released into the atmosphere as a result of human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels (like coal and oil) and the smelting of metals. SO2 is also produced naturally during volcanic eruptions and some biological processes.

In medical terms, exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide can have adverse health effects, particularly for people with respiratory conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SO2 can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, causing coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of SO2 may exacerbate existing respiratory issues and lead to decreased lung function.

Regulations are in place to limit sulfur dioxide emissions from industrial sources to protect public health and reduce air pollution.

Indoor air pollution refers to the contamination of air within buildings and structures due to presence of particles, gases, or biological materials that can harmfully affect the health of occupants. These pollutants can originate from various sources including cooking stoves, heating systems, building materials, furniture, tobacco products, outdoor air, and microbial growth. Some common indoor air pollutants include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and mold. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can cause a range of health issues, from respiratory problems to cancer, depending on the type and level of exposure. Effective ventilation, air filtration, and source control are some of the strategies used to reduce indoor air pollution.

'Vehicle Emissions' is not a term typically used in medical definitions. However, in a broader context, it refers to the gases and particles released into the atmosphere by vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, and airplanes. The main pollutants found in vehicle emissions include carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Exposure to these pollutants can have negative health effects, including respiratory symptoms, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Therefore, vehicle emissions are a significant public health concern.

Environmental exposure refers to the contact of an individual with any chemical, physical, or biological agent in the environment that can cause a harmful effect on health. These exposures can occur through various pathways such as inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Examples of environmental exposures include air pollution, water contamination, occupational chemicals, and allergens. The duration and level of exposure, as well as the susceptibility of the individual, can all contribute to the risk of developing an adverse health effect.

Ozone (O3) is not a substance that is typically considered a component of health or medicine in the context of human body or physiology. It's actually a form of oxygen, but with three atoms instead of two, making it unstable and reactive. Ozone is naturally present in the Earth's atmosphere, where it forms a protective layer in the stratosphere that absorbs harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

However, ozone can have both beneficial and detrimental effects on human health depending on its location and concentration. At ground level or in indoor environments, ozone is considered an air pollutant that can irritate the respiratory system and aggravate asthma symptoms when inhaled at high concentrations. It's important to note that ozone should not be confused with oxygen (O2), which is essential for human life and breathing.

Body water refers to the total amount of water present in the human body. It is an essential component of life and makes up about 60-70% of an adult's body weight. Body water is distributed throughout various fluid compartments within the body, including intracellular fluid (water inside cells), extracellular fluid (water outside cells), and transcellular fluid (water found in specific bodily spaces such as the digestive tract, eyes, and joints). Maintaining proper hydration and balance of body water is crucial for various physiological processes, including temperature regulation, nutrient transportation, waste elimination, and overall health.

Respiratory tract diseases refer to a broad range of medical conditions that affect the respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat (pharynx), windpipe (trachea), bronchi, bronchioles, and lungs. These diseases can be categorized into upper and lower respiratory tract infections based on the location of the infection.

Upper respiratory tract infections affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx, and include conditions such as the common cold, flu, sinusitis, and laryngitis. Symptoms often include nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, and fever.

Lower respiratory tract infections affect the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and lungs, and can be more severe. They include conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. Symptoms may include cough, chest congestion, shortness of breath, and fever.

Respiratory tract diseases can also be caused by allergies, irritants, or genetic factors. Treatment varies depending on the specific condition and severity but may include medications, breathing treatments, or surgery in severe cases.

Epidemiological monitoring is the systematic and ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of health data pertaining to a specific population or community, with the aim of identifying and tracking patterns of disease or injury, understanding their causes, and informing public health interventions and policies. This process typically involves the use of surveillance systems, such as disease registries, to collect data on the incidence, prevalence, and distribution of health outcomes of interest, as well as potential risk factors and exposures. The information generated through epidemiological monitoring can help to identify trends and emerging health threats, inform resource allocation and program planning, and evaluate the impact of public health interventions.

I believe there may be a misunderstanding in your question. "Cities" is not a medical term or concept, but rather a geographical and sociopolitical one referring to large, densely populated urban areas. If you're looking for information about health-related topics associated with cities, I would be happy to help! For example, there are many public health issues that are closely linked to city living, such as air pollution, infectious diseases, and chronic conditions like obesity and heart disease. Please let me know if you have any specific questions in mind!

Water purification is the process of removing or reducing contaminants in water to make it safe and suitable for specific uses, such as drinking, cooking, irrigation, or medical purposes. This is typically achieved through physical, chemical, or biological methods, or a combination thereof. The goal is to eliminate or reduce harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, parasites, heavy metals, pesticides, and other pollutants that can cause illness or negatively impact human health, aquatic life, or the environment.

The specific purification methods used may vary depending on the nature of the contaminants and the desired level of purity for the intended use. Common techniques include filtration (using various types of filters like activated carbon, ceramic, or reverse osmosis), disinfection (using chemicals like chlorine or UV light to kill microorganisms), sedimentation (allowing particles to settle and be removed), and distillation (heating water to create steam, which is then condensed back into pure water).

In the context of medical and health sciences, particle size generally refers to the diameter or dimension of particles, which can be in the form of solid particles, droplets, or aerosols. These particles may include airborne pollutants, pharmaceutical drugs, or medical devices such as nanoparticles used in drug delivery systems.

Particle size is an important factor to consider in various medical applications because it can affect the behavior and interactions of particles with biological systems. For example, smaller particle sizes can lead to greater absorption and distribution throughout the body, while larger particle sizes may be filtered out by the body's natural defense mechanisms. Therefore, understanding particle size and its implications is crucial for optimizing the safety and efficacy of medical treatments and interventions.

Urban health is a branch of public health that focuses on the unique health challenges and disparities faced by urban populations. It encompasses the physical, mental, and social well-being of people living in urban areas, which are characterized by high population density, diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and unique environmental exposures.

Urban health addresses a range of issues, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, injuries, violence, and mental health disorders, as well as the social determinants of health such as housing, education, income, and access to healthcare services. It also considers the impact of urbanization on health, including the effects of pollution, noise, crowding, and lack of green spaces.

The goal of urban health is to promote health equity and improve the overall health outcomes of urban populations by addressing these challenges through evidence-based interventions, policies, and programs that are tailored to the unique needs of urban communities.

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  • If the water pollution stems from sewage (municipal wastewater), the main pollutants are: suspended solids, biodegradable organic matter, nutrients and pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pollution is one such serious issue for many countries since there are many transnational water bodies that spread the pollutants across the entire region. (environmental-expert.com)
  • It looks like a bizarre, green waffle, but the 3D printed structure could offer a sustainable way to clean pollutants from water , say University of California San Diego researchers. (yahoo.com)
  • Nonpoint source pollution comes from water runoff picking scattered pollutants off the ground. (earthjournalism.net)
  • These substances do not always change the colour of the water, meaning that they are often invisible pollutants. (iberdrola.com)
  • Under the Water Resources Act 1991 it is an offence to "cause or knowingly permit" pollutants to enter controlled waters - rivers, estuaries, coastal waters or groundwaters - without permission. (edie.net)
  • The mine was licensed to do that, but it had to keep pollutants in the creek under certain levels, and when it failed to do that, the Illinois Pollution Control Board cited it for the 640 violations through what is known as a "violation notice" sent to the company. (illinois.edu)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets maximum concentration levels for many water pollutants and chemicals and regulates drinking water quality in public water systems. (cdc.gov)
  • However, urban plants ' ability to monitor organic pollutants in air , soil , and water have not been profoundly studied yet. (bvsalud.org)
  • Pollutants can migrate from disposal sites, underground injection wells, or underground storage systems and contaminate ground and surface drinking water sources. (cdc.gov)
  • The Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant is a top performing wastewater treatment facility located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the City of Pickering. (york.ca)
  • On April 4, 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change required York and Durham Regions to undertake a Phosphorus Reduction Action Plan (PRAP) Study at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (Duffin Creek Plant). (york.ca)
  • Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is on the north shore of Lake Ontario in theCity of Pickering. (durham.ca)
  • The Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act (1970, R.S.C. 1985) (the Act) is a Government of Canada statute to prevent pollution of areas of the arctic waters adjacent to the mainland and islands of the Canadian arctic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dumping of industrial chemicals, agricultural waste, and urban wastewater has contaminated China's water resources such that over half of all rivers in the country are unsafe for human contact. (thediplomat.com)
  • Point source pollution has single identifiable source, whether it is a wastewater pipe or a ship dumping waste. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Most household wastewater generated in less-industrialized countries is released untreated into water courses. (earthjournalism.net)
  • The grants, which are financed through the funds of the Federal Clean Water Act, must be used for water quality restoration projects or implementation of onsite wastewater management programs that prevent, control or abate water pollution caused by nonpoint sources. (wwdmag.com)
  • Eligible activities for water quality restoration may include, but are not limited to, projects that address stormwater, wastewater management, wetland loss and degradation of aquatic species habitat. (wwdmag.com)
  • Aiming at different types of mine water, such as mine wastewater, drainage water, goaf water, mine water with suspended solids, high salinity mine water, acid mine water, and mine water with special pollution, the paper puts forward the mine water treatment and resource utilization technology with different characteristics and strong pertinence. (hindawi.com)
  • For example, nitrate contamination of ground water may occur as a result of nitrate-containing fertilizer used in agricultural areas, fecal contamination from feedlots, and leaking onsite wastewater systems contaminating the ground water source. (cdc.gov)
  • Nutrient pollution from agricultural and industrial runoff causes serious ecological harm in the world's marine waters, at times producing massive "dead zones" where much of the dissolved oxygen has been stripped making it difficult for most marine animals to live there. (mongabay.com)
  • About 70 percent of the water pollution nationwide comes from agriculture, particularly runoff from fertilizers, pesticides, and animal waste. (thediplomat.com)
  • Water pollution sources can be either point sources (a well-defined source, e.g., factory waste water discharge) or non-point sources (more diffuse sources including agricultur al, industrial, and urban runoff, domestic lawn care, and air pollution). (cdc.gov)
  • In 2021, we narrowly missed our pollutions incidents target, with a year-end position of 271 incidents. (thameswater.co.uk)
  • Even in 'Green' areas there are households on private water supplies (wells and boreholes) and wildlife that depend on good water quality free from contaminants such as pesticides and excess nutrients. (www.gov.je)
  • Agricultural land is another major source of water pollution, including pesticides, fertilizers and animal waste. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Other ground water contaminants are the result of local land use practices (fertilizers and pesticides), microbial contamination, manufacturing processes, and problems with the integrity of nearby onsite septic systems. (cdc.gov)
  • Air pollution, pesticides, lead and other toxic metals, are among the hazardous environmental exposures that are major contributors to noncommunicable diseases, which are increasing worldwide. (nih.gov)
  • At the same time, while most water use comes from the agricultural industry in rural areas, poor households in the same areas find themselves increasingly disadvantaged when it comes to securing clean water. (thediplomat.com)
  • These improvements have been incremental since the introduction of the Water Pollution (Jersey) Law 2000 and an approved code of good agricultural practice for the protection of water (the water code). (www.gov.je)
  • The code deals with agricultural activity and sets out measures that farmers can take to prevent water pollution. (www.gov.je)
  • Major threats include over-harvesting of adults, the presumed predation of larvae by introduced trout, water extraction from the Lake, and domestic and agricultural water pollution. (change.org)
  • As many of the main sources of water pollution are forms of waste - such as household, industrial and agricultural waste - legislation, standards and infrastructure for waste management play a key role in reducing the threat. (earthjournalism.net)
  • After a series of treatment, the mine water can be reused for production water, urban greening, agricultural irrigation, and drinking water in the mining area, so as to further realize the resource utilization of mine water, optimize the coal production and environment, and rationalize water resources. (hindawi.com)
  • A new study (abstract below) finds that glyphosate breakdown releases phosphorus into water bodies in agricultural areas, contributing to the problem of eutrophication. (gmwatch.org)
  • In addition to raising ecotoxicological concerns, the use of glyphosate adds phosphorus (P) to agricultural landscapes, influencing the accumulation and cycling of P in soil and nearby surface waters. (gmwatch.org)
  • Lakes, rivers, streams, and drinking water supplies are all heavily impacted by coal mines and power plants. (ucsusa.org)
  • The fundamental issue involves contamination of nearby rivers, lakes, and aquifers by what comes out of a coal mine-usually highly acidic water containing heavy metals like arsenic, copper, and lead. (ucsusa.org)
  • For now, the biggest problems are concentrated on the southern part of the reef, where three overflowing rivers-the Burdekin, the Fitzroy, and the Burnett-have released millions of gallons of heavily polluted water into the sea. (mongabay.com)
  • Water pollution is a broad term that describes any kind of contamination of bodies of water such as rivers, lakes or wetlands with substances that can pose threats to human health or the natural environment. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Even in wealthier nations where piped water supplies mean that water pollution poses fewer direct threats to human health, many lakes and rivers are polluted. (earthjournalism.net)
  • sewage that enters rivers and seas, heavy metals that leach out of the ground, or plastics that degrade in water. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Water pollution is more likely in places where environmental protection laws are weak or poorly enforced, where infrastructure is lacking, and where there is a little awareness of the dangers of allowing harmful substances to enter water bodies such as lakes or rivers. (earthjournalism.net)
  • In 1995, when about 20 million gallons of waste spilled from a pig farm in North Carolina, United States, the sewage killed thousands of fish in local rivers and polluted drinking water for nearby communities. (earthjournalism.net)
  • They operate the state's rivers and water supply systems in accordance with the rules set out by regulators. (nsw.gov.au)
  • In these mountains, nobody would guess that this water will be transformed into one of the most heavily polluted rivers in the world , with faecal bacteria levels up to 31 million per 100 millilitres. (iberdrola.com)
  • The lack of water and the pollution are "driving further biodiversity loss along the lakes and rivers" in Syria's north and east, said the group's Wim Zwijnenburg. (thefrontierpost.com)
  • Rivers are facing pollution from a number of sources including sewage and plastics. (bigissue.com)
  • The shocking extent of raw sewage discharges into England's rivers has been revealed by recent investigations, with over 400,000 pollution incidents recorded in 2020 alone. (bigissue.com)
  • It comes after the Environmental Audit Committee last week led an evidence session on water quality in rivers. (bigissue.com)
  • Researchers in Japan have now developed a self-powered, cost-effective device to monitor water quality in freshwater lakes and rivers. (zmescience.com)
  • The researchers in Japan developed floating biosensors for monitoring water quality at the input of freshwater lakes and rivers. (zmescience.com)
  • Bacteria, often from sewage spills, can pollute fresh or salt water. (nih.gov)
  • The following compounds can all reach water bodies via raw sewage or even treated sewage discharges: Various chemical compounds found in personal hygiene and cosmetic products. (wikipedia.org)
  • The source of high levels of pathogens in water bodies can be from human feces (due to open defecation), sewage, blackwater, or manure that has found its way into the water body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lagging implementation of sewage and water infrastructure leads to inefficiently used and polluted water being dumped directly into the environment rather than receiving proper treatment first. (thediplomat.com)
  • Some discharges are legal, with water companies permitted to dump sewage following extreme weather conditions or when their infrastructure is close to capacity. (bigissue.com)
  • A big challenge in reporting on water pollution is that it is often difficult to say for sure where the pollution comes from, especially for nonpoint source pollution. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Nonpoint source pollution is a significant cause of water quality impairment in Rhode Island. (wwdmag.com)
  • Site features to be protected and other considerations for developing THPs and CWEs are outlined in detail in USEPA's Chapter 3A, Preharvest Planning in National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution From Forestry (USEPA, 2002). (ca.gov)
  • Water pollution is either surface water pollution or groundwater pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Groundwater quantity and quality protection are crucial challenges to ensuring access to fresh water, which is seriously threatened by overexploitation and contamination caused by anthropogenic activities, as well as the effects of climate change [ 1 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Water availability became an important challenge for most countries in which human pressures such as industry and agriculture development, urbanization, demographic growth, increased tourism, and climate change are responsible for the evident change in the groundwater quantity and quality that also causes critical effects on public health [ 4 , 5 , 6 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • The earlier analysis found that in 95 mostly rural Minnesota communities that draw their drinking water from groundwater, elevated nitrate levels were detected at least once since 2009. (ewg.org)
  • Our new analysis looked at communities that use either surface water or groundwater and tracked trends over 24 years. (ewg.org)
  • It is likely that nitrate contamination has also increased over time in the thousands of private wells in the state, since many draw water from the same groundwater sources as community water systems. (ewg.org)
  • The Los Angeles water utility plans to spend $600 million to $800 million to clean up groundwater contaminated by industrial pollution in the San Fernando Basin, a federal Superfund site. (freshwater.org)
  • In the process of coal mining, groundwater is exposed to coal seams, rock formations, and human activities, resulting in significant water quality characteristics of the coal industry. (hindawi.com)
  • Mine water is the same as the general groundwater before it is polluted. (hindawi.com)
  • This will replace the previous Environmental Protection Law and act alongside the existing Water Law of 2002 and the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law of 1984. (thediplomat.com)
  • China's new Environmental Protection Law will take effect on January 1, 2015, and will address air, water and soil pollution, providing authorities with more power of enforcement than they previously possessed. (thediplomat.com)
  • WATER, AIR, AND SOIL POLLUTION: FOCUS includes articles on all aspects of pollution and solutions to pollution in the biosphere, including chemical, physical and biological processes affecting flora, fauna, water, air and soil. (periodicals.com)
  • Vossler's mission is to make individuals aware that "what we do or may not do on a daily basis" affects "the water quality, the biodiversity and habitats of the Lake Champlain watershed. (adirondackexplorer.org)
  • Disinfection by-products found in chemically disinfected drinking water (whilst these chemicals can be a pollutant in the water distribution network, they are fairly volatile and therefore not usually found in environmental waters). (wikipedia.org)
  • Finally, after coal is mined, it is typically washed with water and chemicals to remove impurities before it's burned. (ucsusa.org)
  • When clean drinking water is not available through piped supplies it can be treated at the point of use with chemicals, filters or other approaches. (earthjournalism.net)
  • A lengthy investigation by the Environment Agency found that between 2 September 2015 and 27 October 2016, International Paints Ltd caused an unauthorised discharge of chemicals into the waterways causing water pollution, which the company denied. (iema.net)
  • Chemicals, litter and waste in our waterways and oceans can have serious impacts on human health, drinking water quality and the environment. (nsw.gov.au)
  • These chemicals dissolve the oil and fuel in the water so both can be pumped overboard into the water. (ca.gov)
  • The European Commission must go further in tackling PFAS pollution by banning the use of the 'forever chemicals', according to Europe's water industry lobby group. (endseurope.com)
  • Water pollution (or aquatic pollution) is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities, so that it negatively affects its uses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water pollution results when contaminants mix with these water bodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Organic substances that enter water bodies are often toxic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The contamination of bodies of water caused by human activities. (mindmeister.com)
  • and (b) the hydrologic unit where the project is located and the water bodies that the project is tributary to. (ca.gov)
  • The RPF preparing the plan will submit to the Director, with the plan, a Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber (Notice of Intent) under a number of circumstances where the timber harvest could have an effect on neighboring property or downstream water bodies (CDF, 2003, Article 2 and sections 1032-1037 of the California Forest Practice Rules). (ca.gov)
  • Freshwater bodies can be polluted by a wide variety of sources and pinpointing the exact source of pollution can be complex. (zmescience.com)
  • A self-powered microbial fuel cell biosensor for monitoring organic pollution in freshwater bodies. (zmescience.com)
  • First, the plan outlines how erosion and sedimentation will be controlled on the project site to minimize the discharge of sediment off-site or to a water of the state. (in.gov)
  • EPA's Bodine responded in a June 29 letter (pdf) to Pallone, claiming that the agency's temporary suspension 'has not weakened protections for human health and the environment' and disclosing that 'out of over 49,600 facilities with a Clean Water Act discharge permit, only about 300 facilities have used the Covid-19 code. (commondreams.org)
  • We are the first water company to achieve this level of disclosure, and while we should still expect to be held to account for our discharge performance, our ground-breaking transparency has been widely welcomed. (thameswater.co.uk)
  • At present, the annual mine water discharge in China is 4.5 billion cubic meters, and the utilization rate is 43.8%, which is far lower than the standard of 80% in developed countries. (hindawi.com)
  • UK Environment Minister Michael Meacher has revealed that 21.5% of the 4277 significant 'consents to discharge' to water courses issued by the Environment Agency to industry in 2000 breached agreed limits. (edie.net)
  • Each consent is based on an objective set by the Agency for the quality of the stretch of water to which the discharge is made, as well as relevant EU directives. (edie.net)
  • 6 Water is typically referred to as polluted when it is impaired by anthropogenic contaminants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to these contaminants, it either no longer supports a certain human use, such as drinking water, or undergoes a marked shift in its ability to support its biotic communities, such as fish. (wikipedia.org)
  • The best ways to limit risks from water pollution are to prevent dangerous contaminants from entering water, and - if this cannot be avoided - to treat polluted water to remove the threats before people are exposed to them. (earthjournalism.net)
  • The LED starts flashing when the level of organic contaminants is above a specific threshold and blinks more the more pollution increases. (zmescience.com)
  • Certain contaminants, such as arsenic and radon, can occur naturally in the environment and their concentration in ground water depends highly on the geology of the land around the water source. (cdc.gov)
  • EPA has laws that regulate the levels of contaminants allowed in drinking water supplied by public water systems, such as public water utility companies. (cdc.gov)
  • This report provides information on local drinking water quality, including the water's source, the contaminants and levels found in the water, and how customers can get involved in protecting their drinking water. (cdc.gov)
  • Despite widespread concerns about preserving the world's largest body of fresh water, researchers report that pollution is continuing in Russia's fabled Lake Baikal. (phys.org)
  • Half of the world's inhabitants will live in water-scarce areas by 2025, so every drop of polluted water today is an irreparable loss for tomorrow. (iberdrola.com)
  • For example, a century ago, the oyster population could completely filter the water in the Chesapeake Bay in three days. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Officials of six states and the District of Columbia whose waters flow into the pollution-damaged Chesapeake Bay are working on a bay clean-up plan they expect to complete this fall. (freshwater.org)
  • Nitrate contamination of drinking water is getting worse in much of rural Minnesota, an Environmental Working Group analysis of state data found. (ewg.org)
  • Nitrate is a primary chemical component of fertilizer and manure that can run off farm fields and seep into drinking water supplies. (ewg.org)
  • Under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the legal limit for nitrate in drinking water is 10 milligrams per liter, or mg/L. This limit was set in 1962 to guard against so-called blue baby syndrome , a potentially fatal condition that starves infants of oxygen if they ingest too much nitrate. (ewg.org)
  • But newer research indicates that drinking water with 5 mg/L nitrate or even lower is associated with higher risks of colorectal cancer and adverse birth outcomes, such as neural tube birth defects. (ewg.org)
  • We analyzed data on all 115 community water systems that had at least one test at or above 3 mg/L. More than a third of those communities showed decreasing nitrate levels. (ewg.org)
  • Of the community water systems where nitrate exceeded the federal legal limit, fully 67 percent, serving about 48,500 Minnesotans, showed increased contamination over the study period. (ewg.org)
  • For the 72 communities we analyzed where contamination rose, average nitrate contamination of drinking water jumped by 61 percent between 1995 and 2018. (ewg.org)
  • In the Rock County Rural Water District, serving 2,256 people, the average levels of nitrate contamination jumped from 1.6 mg/L in 2015 to 9.5 mg/L in 2016 and peaked at 15.2 mg/L in 2017 before falling to 6.6 mg/L in 2018, still much higher than in 2015. (ewg.org)
  • In the City of Fairmont water system, serving more than 10,000 people in Martin County, average nitrate contamination increased from 0.2 in 2015 to 7.2 mg/L in 2016 reached 4.3 mg/L in 2017 and fell to 2.9 mg/L in 2018. (ewg.org)
  • Nitrate contamination in drinking water is linked to negative health outcomes that are costing people in Wisconsin anywhere from $23 million to $80 million each year in medical expenses. (wpr.org)
  • Today, with the oyster population continuing to decline from poor water quality and disease, it would take a year to filter the same amount of water, she said. (sciencedaily.com)
  • 47% of the Island's streams now have good or excellent biological water quality. (www.gov.je)
  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is making grants up to $500,000 available for communities, state and regional government agencies, and nonprofit groups to support water quality restoration. (wwdmag.com)
  • Restoring water quality often requires actions to be taken at the local level,' said DEM director Jan Reitsma. (wwdmag.com)
  • This financial assistance program is an important way that the DEM can work with local entities to achieve water quality improvements. (wwdmag.com)
  • Protecting the quality of the lake water for today and future generations is a corporate priority. (york.ca)
  • WaterNSW takes a multi-barrier approach to manage water quality which means water quality is tested and monitored at multiple points of the water collection, storage and delivery process. (nsw.gov.au)
  • The Department of Planning and Environment helps protect the health of our waterways by supporting water quality managers to improve water quality. (nsw.gov.au)
  • support for local councils and decision-makers to manage water quality. (nsw.gov.au)
  • How we monitor and report on beach water quality and how you can help stop beach water pollution. (nsw.gov.au)
  • Protecting drinking water and issues that may affect drinking water quality. (nsw.gov.au)
  • That's why small amounts of water and aquatic organisms are tested to determine water quality. (iberdrola.com)
  • Deteriorating water quality is damaging the environment, health conditions and the global economy. (iberdrola.com)
  • In the heavily industrialised North East just 49% of discharges were monitored, whereas in Wales, where water quality is much higher, 89.8% were monitored. (edie.net)
  • The Government's planned new Water Quality Strategy is an important opportunity to tackle the problems with industrial water pollution by putting in place tighter standards and ensuring that they are properly enforced. (edie.net)
  • Among the conclusions of that paper the Government noted: "For a given quantum of expenditure, a national pollution charge would be unlikely to deliver the same level of environmental benefit as the sort of targeted improvements in regulatory control being sought via the investment programmes being reflected in the Periodic Review of water company prices and other action being taken by the regulatory agencies to secure improvements in water quality. (edie.net)
  • Time the activity for the season or moisture conditions to avoid degradation of water quality and prevent impacts on beneficial uses. (ca.gov)
  • Consider potential water quality impacts and erosion and sedimentation control in the selection of silviculture and regeneration systems, especially for harvesting and site preparation. (ca.gov)
  • Consider cumulative effects from timber operations or roads on any known existing water quality impairments or problems in watersheds. (ca.gov)
  • Major gaps in standard setting, including lack of standards for ambient water quality, poor monitoring and weak enforcement by the pollution control boards are the major proximate causes. (epw.in)
  • Researchers have found a way to monitor water quality continuously and cheaply. (zmescience.com)
  • However, the way we check water quality is complicated and expensive. (zmescience.com)
  • With the increase in water consumption, water quality is also facing serious challenges . (zmescience.com)
  • Safe drinking water is essential to good health and quality of life. (cdc.gov)
  • The map below show the current levels of nitrates in the water of the streams used by Jersey Water to fill the reservoirs and supply to the public after treatment. (www.gov.je)
  • From the Turkish border, it flows southeast across Syria, irrigating its breadbasket region and filling the reservoirs of three hydroelectric dams that provide drinking water and electricity for millions. (thefrontierpost.com)
  • An integral part of the Construction Plan includes a stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. (in.gov)
  • The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) addresses several issues. (in.gov)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan - Post-construction Component. (in.gov)
  • Therefore, in order to ensure the sustainable development of coal resources, it is necessary to take relative measures for the prevention and treatment of polluted water in coal mining. (hindawi.com)
  • The Environment Agency can also serve notices on consent holders requiring action to be taken to prevent breach of a consent under Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) legislation. (edie.net)
  • India passed its first water pollution regulation law, known as the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, back in 1974 and supplemented it with the Environment (Protection) Act in 1986. (epw.in)
  • Water scarcity and pollution have arisen as global issues in the twenty-first century. (mdpi.com)
  • The water pollution problem is grave, particularly given the growing scarcity of water resources. (thediplomat.com)
  • Between 1995 and 2018, tests detected elevated levels of the toxic chemical in the tap water supplies of 115 Minnesota community water systems. (ewg.org)
  • In other words, it is toxic water that cannot be drunk or used for essential purposes like agriculture, and which also causes diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and poliomyelitis that kill more than 500,000 people worldwide every year. (iberdrola.com)
  • Eutrophication is the process whereby a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients, which induce excessive growth of plants and algae (the latter can sometimes be toxic). (gmwatch.org)
  • The presence of these toxic substances in our water can lead to health issues, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. (cdc.gov)
  • The Hill noted that 'Clean Water Act discharges were not the only type of pollution-monitoring impacted by the temporary EPA policy. (commondreams.org)
  • The information was provided in a written response to a Parliamentary Question on the state of the UK's regulation of discharges to water courses, and highlighted a fall in compliance compared to 1998. (edie.net)
  • The strategy moves the debate on from the old Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions' 1997 consultation paper, Economic Instruments for Water Pollution , which considered the use of economic instruments to address point source discharges such as those made by industry. (edie.net)
  • During the session executives from England's largest privatised water companies were questioned about their responsibility for discharges and how they intend to stop them. (bigissue.com)
  • With more than 40 dams across the state, they supply two-thirds of water used in NSW to regional towns, irrigators, Sydney Water Corporation and local water utilities. (nsw.gov.au)
  • The 'waffle' is covered in genetically engineered bacteria that could clean pollution from water. (yahoo.com)
  • The researchers hydrated it to make a gel and mixed it with a type of water-dwelling, photosynthetic bacteria known as cyanobacteria. (yahoo.com)
  • Felling forests can exhaust water resources and generate organic residue which becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. (iberdrola.com)
  • This bacteria continuously decomposes organic matter in the water and converts it into electricity. (zmescience.com)
  • If they are directly discharged, the formed acidic water will flow into the river or infiltrate into the underground, which will pollute the water source, causing the death of large-scale vegetation. (hindawi.com)
  • Implications of Extractivism and Environmental Pollution in Mapuche Territories of the Araucania Region. (nih.gov)
  • Cumulative environmental burden can be understood as the sum of activities that cause environmental pollution or negatively affect environmental and human health (Owusu et al. (cdc.gov)
  • Mining operations can negatively impact water supplies, often with long-lasting effects. (ucsusa.org)
  • 2017). Together with PM2.5, ozone is a major contributor to air pollution-related morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 4,700 ozone-related deaths in the United States in 2005 (Fann et al. (cdc.gov)
  • Discharging waste into freshwater sources can harm aquatic ecosystems and potentially even affect the water we drink. (zmescience.com)
  • Therefore, monitoring freshwater pollution is an important task . (zmescience.com)
  • As the world is using more freshwater than ever before , and with climate change, water systems are under more and more stress each year. (zmescience.com)
  • The emergence of this novel microbial fuel cell biosensor represents an important weapon in the fight against freshwater pollution . (zmescience.com)
  • Learn about the causes and sources of water pollution and what you can do to help stop water pollution to look after the health of our waterways and oceans. (nsw.gov.au)
  • Since almost all of the water is in salty oceans, we can't use it for drinking. (nih.gov)
  • The City of Shelton Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and improvements of over 120 miles of sanitary sewer lines and 3,344 sanitary sewer manholes within the City. (cityofshelton.org)
  • Some microorganisms sometimes found in contaminated surface waters that have caused human health problems include: Burkholderia pseudomallei, Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, Salmonella, norovirus and other viruses, parasitic worms including the Schistosoma type. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both systems draw their drinking water from surface water. (ewg.org)
  • This water pollution risk map is designed to show the locations of registered and licenced boreholes, wells and springs, surface water features, SSI's and ponds of ecological interest. (www.gov.je)
  • I'm interested in the microorganisms in the ground or the water or the soil, what is hidden beneath the surface," she said. (adirondackexplorer.org)
  • Locate and design road systems to minimize potential sediment generation and delivery to surface waters. (ca.gov)
  • Reduce the amount of fuel and oil from boat bilges and fuel tank air vents entering marina and surface waters. (ca.gov)
  • Prohibit the use of soap/detergents and emulsifiers to eliminate oil sheen on the waters surface in the bilge of a boat. (ca.gov)
  • Water covers about 70% of the Earth's surface and is one of the most important resources needed for maintaining life 1 . (cdc.gov)
  • Ground water, which is obtained by drilling wells, is water located below the ground surface in pores and spaces in the rock, and is used by approximately 40%-45% of the US population as its drinking water supply 3-5 . (cdc.gov)
  • Water also comes in the form of ice in the polar ice caps and water vapor (gas) that rises into the air from the surface of our planet. (nih.gov)
  • Coal is more often associated with billowing smokestacks than it is with water. (ucsusa.org)
  • In the process of coal mining, resources cannot be exploited at the expense of massive destruction and waste of water resources. (hindawi.com)
  • The Illinois Pollution Control Board found that the coal mine near Industry violated its water pollution permit more than 600 times. (illinois.edu)
  • Kim Sedgwick said the herons still seem to be thriving and that she is pushing the Illinois Pollution Control Board to compel the Springfield Coal to donate the land the rookery sits on to a land-preservation. (illinois.edu)
  • The death toll from exposure to particulate air pollution generated by motor vehicles, burning coal, fuel oil, and wood is estimated to be responsible for as many as 100,000 fatalities annually in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • 47 In practice, indicator organisms are used to investigate pathogenic pollution of water because the detection of pathogenic organisms in water sample is difficult and costly, because of their low concentrations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The indicators (bacterial indicator) of fecal contamination of water samples most commonly used are: total coliforms (TC), fecal coliforms (FC) or thermotolerant coliforms, E. coli. (wikipedia.org)
  • The explanation is that, when biological oxygen demand - the indicator that measures the organic pollution found in water - exceeds a certain threshold, the growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the regions within the associated water basins falls by a third. (iberdrola.com)
  • An AFP team visiting Lake Assad saw vast plumes of algae - an indicator of pollution, according to experts, that sucks oxygen from the water and kills aquatic life. (thefrontierpost.com)
  • As the Community Engagement Core lead at the center, Chief is working to understand and address impacts on tribal water sources from both environmental contamination and climate change. (nih.gov)
  • Our work contributes necessary knowledge to help protect tribal communities from the effects of pollution and climate change. (nih.gov)
  • Rising global temperatures caused by CO 2 emissions heat the water, reducing its oxygen content. (iberdrola.com)
  • These can have adverse impacts even at very low concentrations on the natural biota and potentially on humans if the water is treated and utilized for drinking water. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June, in Saranac Lake's BluSeed Studios, awareness of our precious water is the focus of a science-infused art exhibit, " Multi-Cultural Interpretations on How Pollution Impacts the Lake Champlain Watershed . (adirondackexplorer.org)
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus make algae grow and can turn water green. (nih.gov)
  • Taking 193 samples over 40 sites for nutrients-including nitrogen, phosphorous and silica-the scientists found that the waters around Vieques have similar nutrient concentrations as nearby Puerto Rico, and currently do not pose a major problem. (mongabay.com)
  • Facilities are permitted to skip other types of pollution monitoring, meaning the total number of facilities taking advantage of the policy likely exceeds 352. (commondreams.org)
  • Scientists can track varied types of pollution, but regular monitoring can be expensive, especially when using advanced analytical methods. (zmescience.com)
  • The Environment Agency then launched an investigation to determine the source of pollution. (iema.net)
  • Oysters exposed to high water temperatures and a common heavy metal are unable to obtain sufficient oxygen and convert it to cellular energy, according to a new study presented at the American Physiological Society conference, "Comparative Physiology 2006. (sciencedaily.com)
  • The 20-day study found that oysters, as expected, consumed more oxygen as the water temperature rose. (sciencedaily.com)
  • This overgrowth can result in oxygen depletion of the water body. (gmwatch.org)
  • The chemical formula "H 2 0" shows the basic units of a water molecule: two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. (nih.gov)
  • Sources of water pollution are either point sources or non-point sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pollution can come from a wide variety of sources and these sources are often categorized as either point source or nonpoint source. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Good sources of information for journalists include the many different UN agencies whose work relates in some way to water. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Other sources of news, contacts and story ideas include Circle of Blue , an international network of journalists, scientists and communicators who share information publish Water News , which is updated daily online. (earthjournalism.net)
  • Therefore, protecting water sources from contamination is a major concern. (cdc.gov)
  • However, even in the U.S., drinking water sources can become contaminated, causing sickness and disease. (cdc.gov)
  • With careful use and by reducing sources of pollution, ground water can continue to be an important natural resource in the future. (cdc.gov)
  • Water pollution : a guide to information sources / Allen W. Knight, Mary Ann Simmons. (who.int)
  • For more than a decade, the Duffin Creek Plant has been blamed for causing excessive algae growth at the Ajax waterfront by discharging phosphorus into the water. (york.ca)
  • Much of the plastic pollution in the ocean comes from fishing boats, tankers and cargo shipping. (iberdrola.com)
  • International Paint Ltd, whose parent company is AkzoNobel, has been found guilty of causing pollution to the Yealm estuary with hazardous substances, including tributyltin (TBT), copper, mercury and arsenic, leading to a £650,000 fine. (iema.net)
  • More information about these laws can be found on EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Web page. (cdc.gov)
  • Undecane was selected from a group of hydrocarbons found in fuels and solvents, but it is also a ubiquitous air pollutant in outdoor and indoor environments, and in water. (nih.gov)
  • While air pollution attracts public attention every winter across northern India as visibility drops and respiratory difficulties rise, attention to water pollution is perhaps more episodic and localised with events like Bellandur lake in Bengaluru catching fire (Nath 2015) or fish deaths in the Ganga (Anonymous 2018). (epw.in)
  • Yet the situation on the ground (or in the water) seems to change little, with (for instance) more river stretches being reported as critically polluted than ever before (Koshy 2018). (epw.in)
  • One group was acclimated to water that was 20° C (68°F), one to 24°C (75°F) and a final group to 28°C (82°F). All three temperatures are within the range that oysters are exposed to in their natural environment, Lannig said. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Water, environment and pollution together constitute a three axial problem that all concerned people in the region would like to focus on. (environmental-expert.com)
  • A 2010 report by the UN Environment Program said that more people now die from contaminated and polluted water than from all forms of violence including wars. (earthjournalism.net)
  • With the large-scale mining of mineral resources, a large amount of mine water will be produced in the process of development, construction, and production, which will pollute and damage the ecological environment of mine water. (hindawi.com)
  • These breaches of pollution limits not only harm the environment, but also undermine responsible companies that invest to meet their legal requirements," said the EIC. (edie.net)
  • Recently, environment pollution around the globe has increased because of anthropogenic activities . (bvsalud.org)
  • One facility on the list is owned by a company accused of Clean Water Act violations stemming from oil spills in Wyoming in 2016 and 2019. (commondreams.org)
  • Half of the oysters exposed to the pollutant in 28° C (82° F) water died within 20 days, said lead researcher Gisela Lannig. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Other forms of water pollution include the presence of microbes that can harm human health (see Water-borne Diseases ), or an an excess of suspended particles that can block light and harm aquatic life. (earthjournalism.net)
  • This paper does an in-depth analysis of the physical, chemical, biological, and environmental characteristics of mine water, puts forward the basic classification of mine water, and points out the characteristics of environmental hazards of mine water. (hindawi.com)
  • This map has been produced to assist farmers and other land managers to produce a farm manure and waste management plan and to spread manure, slurry and other organic wastes on land with the minimum risk of causing water pollution. (www.gov.je)
  • In Dhaka, Bangladesh, workers wash plastic for recycling in river water polluted by chemical factories' wastes. (nih.gov)