What effects does water pollution have on human health?

What effects does water pollution have on human health?

Water is an essential resource for all life on Earth. If a water source becomes contaminated due to pollution, it can lead to health issues in humans, such as cancer or cardiovascular conditions.

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Rivers and Oceans are Being Treated Like “Open Sewers”

Rivers and Oceans are Being Treated Like “Open Sewers”

Rivers and oceans are being treated like ‘open sewers’ as water quality campaigners reveal 3,000 raw sewage pollution incidents have been recorded in just 12 months

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Donegal: Peat landslide linked to wind farm raised in Dáil

Donegal: Peat landslide linked to wind farm raised in Dáil

A bog collapse which affected an internationally important salmon spawning river in County Tyrone has been raised in the Dáil. The collapse happened at the site of a wind farm under construction at Meenbog, near

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Ministers visit site of ‘shocking’ peat slippage

Ministers visit site of ‘shocking’ peat slippage

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and his Irish counterpart Charlie McConalogue have said they were shocked to see first-hand the “devastation” caused to important fishing rivers by a peat slippage. The ministers visited Meenbog in the

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Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Discovery is ‘extremely concerning’ for water insects, and fish and birds that depend on them. Highly toxic insecticides used on cats and dogs to kill fleas are poisoning rivers across England, a study has revealed.

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Oxford council backs bid to stop water firm dumping sewage in Thames

Oxford council backs bid to stop water firm dumping sewage in Thames

Council is latest to push for bathing status for a stretch of river in order to protect it Oxford has become the latest area to push for bathing water status for an area of river

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Shocking state of English rivers revealed as all of them fail pollution tests

Shocking state of English rivers revealed as all of them fail pollution tests

Data reveals just 14% of good ecological standard and none of good chemical standard. All English rivers have failed to meet quality tests for pollution amid concerns over the scale of sewage discharges and agricultural

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Raw sewage dumped in rivers near Tetbury and Fairford

Raw sewage dumped in rivers near Tetbury and Fairford

Raw sewage was dumped in county rivers “hundreds of times” last year and one is “overrun with fungus”, a councillor has claimed. Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrat leader Paul Hodgkinson said one river which flows through the

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Salmon fishery board chiefs have called for “urgent action” after raw sewage once again spilled into a West Lothian river, heightening concerns about the impact on wildlife and river users.

Salmon fishery board chiefs have called for “urgent action” after raw sewage once again spilled into a West Lothian river, heightening concerns about the impact on wildlife and river users.

Heavy rain on Thursday combined with a blockage at the East Calder Waste Water Treatment Works meant plant operator Veolia had to free up capacity by releasing some wastewater into the River Almond. SEPA says

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Falling oxygen levels are causing ‘fish kills’ in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Falling oxygen levels are causing ‘fish kills’ in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

ANGLERS, being allowed back once again to fish along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Craven following a relaxing of Government guidance during the coronavirus lockdown, are being asked to report incidents of fish distress

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