Everybody knows that pollution refers to the contamination of the environment with harmful and undesirable wastes. Pollution has now become at par with the conventional crimes. As water is scarce and its demand is likely to increase further, it needs more attention. After air pollution, water pollution is the most serious threat faced by the whole world! Everybody knows it and sees it but few are concerned for it.
Preventing waterborne diseases in an unclean environment can be quite a challenging and arduous task. Almost all waterborne diseases are caused by pathogens and micro-organisms that are usually seen in human or animal waste. These microorganisms find their way into the human body via contaminated food and water.
Water pollution leads to water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis, jaundice, dysentery, etc. Water pollution can even render the water unfit for industrial or agricultural purposes, let alone for drinking!