AvatarKamlesh Sutar asked 11 months ago
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What are the major water pollutants?
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What are the major water pollutants?
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Rising water pollution is a direct threat to the environment and a factor leading up to global warming. Several types of pollutants lead to water pollution but here is a list of major water pollutants.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 11 months ago

Rising water pollution is a direct threat to the environment and a factor leading up to global warming. Several types of pollutants lead to water pollution but here is a list of major water pollutants.

Major Water Pollutants include:

  • Different types of plastics
  • Untreated grey water containing detergents and other inorganic chemical compounds
  • Oils
  • Raw Sewage water containing oxygen consuming elements
  • Discharge from agricultural lands including pesticides, insecticides etc.
  • Discharge from large scale industries

Other Common Water Pollutants include:

  • Radioactive Waste or Discharges from Nuclear Power Plants
  • Thermal Discharges from industries and power plants
  • Suspended solids and sediments
  • Pathogens and other disease causing agents
Summary
What are the major water pollutants?
Article Name
What are the major water pollutants?
Description
Rising water pollution is a direct threat to the environment and a factor leading up to global warming. Several types of pollutants lead to water pollution but here is a list of major water pollutants.
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GreenSutra
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