Common Causes of Water Pollution

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What are the most common causes of water pollution?

Common Causes of Water Pollution

When you consider the many different causes of water pollution, it's not difficult to understand why drinking water contamination is such a widespread problem. Water pollution occurs both when harmful substances directly enter the water supply, as well as through changes that occur in the environment as a result of pollution causing activities. When you realize how many different types of water pollution there are, it's easy to see why water filtration systems are a necessity for every home.

Common Causes of Water Pollution Include:

  • Air Pollution
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Fuel Additives
  • Increased Water Temperature
  • Industrial Development
  • Landfills
  • Mining Activities
  • Fertilizers
  • Gasoline
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Oil
  • Personal Care Products
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Sediment
  • Sewage
  • Many Additional Causes



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