It is time for man to rectify his follies about exploitation and pollution of natural resources
Man was born out of water. The first resource on earth was water. Now the water being polluted and being unfit for consumption, man will die by water itself. Man will endanger his own existence and the existence of future generations of humanity. Human body consists of seventy five percent of water by its body weight and two third of earth’s surface is covered with water. A cell of blood contains 90%water.Water is involved in all bodily functions: digestion, assimilation, elimination, respiration, maintaining
temperature. The homeostasis of our body depends on water. It is evidently clear that water is one of the prime elements responsible for the existence of life on earth. Water circulates through the land just as it does through the human body. The main functions of water in our body are transporting, dissolving, replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste products byway of kidneys and skin. Further in the body, it regulates all the metabolic activities of fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. So water has a vital role to play in our body and on earth. You can imagine the significant of water from the fact that even if around three liter of water is lost from our body by way of dehydration than serious implication and symptoms like irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, headaches etc appear. We have seen that if proper care is not taken of the ailing babies from diarrhea and vomiting than the bay dies of dehydration instantly.
Today, the water that is called the AMRIT OF LIFE by our elders and ancestors is polluted with hundreds of chemicals, toxins and above all pesticides, and other impurities of water. Water pollution is caused by discharge of untreated agricultural, Industrial and domestic wastes into streams. rivers and seas.0ur drinking water is so contaminated and polluted today that it contains some two hundred deadly commercial chemicals polluting water our holy water bodies. In addition to man made pollution the bacteria, viruses, inorganic minerals are other organic causes that are making water unfit
for drinking purpose. Chlorine, aluminum soleplate, sodium fluoride, lead, and nitrates need mentioning here. It is a different subject how these chemical compounds pollute and contaminate the water and make it unfit for human consumption? John Archer in his book 'THE WATER YOU DRINK, HOW SAFE IS IT?' refers to an estimate of 60,000 tones of fifty different chemicals being deliberately added annually to waters of one country namely Australia. Add to this, all the countries of world than the magnitude of water pollution world wise will be awesome enormously high. Man is indulging in self suicidal and genocide by relentlessly polluting waters who does not know the importance of water in our daily life? .Air and water are two important aspects of human life and activity. Can we imagine the existence of this universe without water and air? Water and air are two vital components for the existence of human as well as animal life. man has started ruthlessly plundering resources of human life and its existence in recent times .in pursuit of his selfish ends he his become so callous towards nature that he does not concern even his own existence. It is the result of man’s violent indivuality and self obsessive nature ,man has ceased to be social animal .He is so self obsessed that he has started eating into his friends ,relatives and above all nature. The man’s plundering and polluting nature may be rightly equated with “frenzy of a mad dog “the mad dog starts barking and killing his own master in fit of frenzied rage. The toxins have entered in our food chain and via food chain in our food, in our water, in our soils and lastly in our own blood. If the water problem of pollution that has become very acute in recent times especially in certain world populations ; was not addressed immediately by the collective wisdom of the world than the days area not far when the existence of mankind, the king and lion of nature will be in jeopardy.