Harmful effects of Water Pollution are

  • Drinking polluted water can cause diseases like cholera, typhoid, jaundice
  • Polluted water in lakes and rivers cause death of aquatic plants and animals
  • If we eat aquatic animals from polluted lakes and rivers, it can cause damage to our health
  • Water bodies with untreated industrial waste can damage our nervous system and causes diseases like blood poisoning and cancer
  • It also results in the growth of algae in rivers and ponds, which further harms the aquatic life (For full process - Check NCERT Question 11 )

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