Freshwater Pollution in Some Nigerian Local Communities, Causes, Consequences and Probable Solutions

Oyebanji Oluseun Aboyeji

Abstract


Water is a valued natural resource for the existence of all living organisms. However, this valued resource is increasingly being threatened as human populations grow and demand more water of high quality for domestic purposes and economic activities. Therefore, the management of the quality of this precious resource is of special importance. All water pollution is dangerous to the health of living organism, but fresh water pollution can be especially detrimental to the health of humans and aquatic organisms as it is used as primary sources of portable water by population all over the world particularly in Nigerian communities. This paper examines cases which reflect different causes of freshwater pollution, the seriousness of this pollution, and the consequences on health and proffer probable ways of mitigating the ongoing fresh water pollution problems among Nigerian communities.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n13p111


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