Contaminated drinking water causes gastrointestinal, reproductive, neurological, and chronic ailments like cancer.
Pollutants in aquatic life bioaccumulate and biomagnify in humans, posing health risks like neurological damage, especially in children and pregnant women.
Polluted waters disrupt ecosystems, indirectly affecting human health and economic stability, especially in communities dependent on affected aquatic species.
Direct contact with polluted water can cause dermatological problems, including skin rashes and eye infections, particularly in polluted recreational areas.
Water pollution can affect air quality, leading to respiratory issues. For example, toxins from harmful algal blooms can cause respiratory problems in nearby populations.
Exposure to water pollutants during developmental stages can lead to cognitive and physical developmental delays in children, impacting their long-term health.
In communities with health and economic issues, dirty water can generate tension and worry, which can have serious psychological and social impacts.