Top 15 Diseases Caused by WATER Pollution


Water is very vital for human life and for all the plants and other living beings. Without water human beings can’t exist because most of the functions are working in the human body with the help of water. But today’s problem is pollution and water pollution is the most dangerous problem which is faced by us and there are list of diseases caused by polluted water.

Below is the list of some diseases that caused by drinking polluted water:

15. Typhoid Fever

This is the disease caused by polluted water and 12 million people annually affected by it. The patient of this disease feels headache, nausea and loss of hunger.

14. Trachoma (Eye Infection)

This is very dangerous disease because there are many patients who lose their eye sight just because of this. And again if safe water is not supplied this disease will attack you and its top hits are children and women. A study shows that 6 million people turned to blindness because of trachoma.


Parasitic intestinal worms can spread through adulterated food and the soil with human feces. Children’s are the most sensitive one and they are at the great risk of intestinal worms and in return they face malnutrition, anemia and slow growth. Study elaborates that about 10 percent of the population having this disease and most of them are children’s. We can prevent our children if clean water and food is given to them.


This disease is faced mainly by African people when they drink water adulterated with larvae. This larvae is grow up to one meter and turn into Guinea worm and lives in the body of human for one year. They caused ulcers in human body.


This disease take human beings to the serious bone disease and it is just because of fluoride which is present in the grounded water. Around 10 million people of 25 countries are affected by it according to a study.


Arsenic which is present in small amount in water caused this disease. It really harms the skin (skin abrasions) and lead to the skin cancer, it also affects your lungs, kidneys and bladder. It is naturally in water so water passed through natural foundations having this.


Poliomyelitis is the infection caused by polio virus. Again it is caused by the polluted water which is passed through feces of the human which is affected by this disease. Paralysis is the most dangerous stage of this disease as it hits the nervous system and in result human become paralyze. So it is very important to provide water through clean and safe sources.

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