Contamination of Water by harmful substances

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What are harmful substances which cause water pollution

Fertilisers, Pesticides, Industrial wastes, Sewage etc causes Water Pollution

These substances are called water pollutants

 

Difference between Water Pollution and Water Pollutants

 

Water Pollution

Water Pollutants

Contamination of Water is called Water Pollutions

Harmful substances which cause water pollution are called Water Pollutants

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How does Water bodies (like Ganga) get polluted

Home Waste

Different cities throw garbage directly into the river

Polythene bags are thrown into river which take thousands of years to decompose

 

Festivals

People immerse(put) idols of gods and goddesses into rivers during festivals



Industries

Different industries through toxic chemicals as waste directly into the river without treating them

Hot water thrown by some industries also increase temperature of water body killing plants and animals in water

 

Farmers

Fertilizers and Weedicides are used by farmers.Due to rain,they are washed down and flow into river

How does Water get polluted - Teachoo.dib

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 18 Class 8 - Pollution of Air and Water

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Davneet Singh
Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.