week7 Enviromnent discussion

Benzene a component of gasoline is a known human

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affecting infants, can be caused by drinking water that is high in nitrates. Benzene, a component of gasoline, is a known human carcinogen. The serious health effects of lead are well known— learning disabilities in children; nerve, kidney, and liver problems; and pregnancy risks. Describe prevention and control measures. The cost of groundwater protection through prevention is generally much smaller than the cost of remediating the groundwater after contamination is found (Zaporozec and Miller, 2000). Prevention of groundwater contamination involves, in the first place, the control or elimination of contamination sources. The groundwater contamination due to landfills cab be prevented to a large extent if, toxic waste is prohibited and landfills are carefully regulated to prevent leakage to groundwater. Proper storage and disposal of potential pollutants, proper land use management, and protection measure around wellheads and sinkholes, will prevent groundwater contamination. Controlling use of pesticides and fertilizers through proper training and guidelines and education may result in prevention of groundwater contamination. Groundwater contamination that occurs due to septic system can be controlled by making regulations of sitting
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