America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the by Harvey Blatt

By Harvey Blatt

An obtainable assessment of crucial environmental matters dealing with the USA, with new and up to date fabric.

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Probably the easiest source to control is the largest: the oil that drains into the ocean from America’s cities. Its origin is from people dumping motor oil down storm drains after driveway oil changes, supplemented by road and urban street runoff. Motor oil produced by car owners’ oil changes should be brought to garages for appropriate disposal. The contribution from power plants and automobiles will decrease as renewable and nonpolluting energy sources gradually replace fossil fuels. S. Constitution says that Americans are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Although the rising number of chronic diseases has many roots, increased exposure to chemicals is one likely cause. 48 The tests revealed he had 185 of these known toxins in his body. There are about 80,000 industrial chemicals in existence, so testing for “only” 320, much less than 1 percent of them, barely scratches the surface of our probable bodily pollution. The average person’s bloodstream may well contain thousands or tens of thousands of industrial chemicals. It is noteworthy that the body is known to hide its poisons in its fat, cells, and other areas of the body to keep them out of the bloodstream, so even an analysis for all 80,000 industrial chemicals might not uncover all of the ones in the body.

Millions of gallons of water are lost every day in every major city in the United States. 7 New York City loses 15 percent of its water to leaks in its 6,000 miles of water mains, and ruptures occur five hundred or six hundred times a year. Buffalo loses 40 percent to leaks and Boston 36 percent. Pittsburgh loses 12 million gallons of water each year, 15 percent of its water production, because of breaks in water mains. St. Louis’s water system predates the Civil War. In 2007, Suburban Sanitary Commission crews in the nation’s capital repaired 2,129 breaks and leaks; 2008 was better, in that only 1,700 pipes broke.

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