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Water Pollution - Effects, Causes, and Types

Water pollution has been around since mankind started living along streams and discarding waste into those streams. With populationwater polluton growth and industrialization, the effect became much greater, leading to increased awareness of water pollution and efforts to control it in the twentieth century. Those efforts received a major boost in the United States with the passage of the Clean Water Act in 19070.

What can you do as a citizen to help? Read on to find out the answers to some of your questions such as what are the major effects of water pollution, it's causes and the different types of water pollution, as well as what you can do to make a difference.

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