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anju_aishu
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the water we drink is more dangerous than the air we breathe

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Started: 7/2/2013 Category: Science
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anju_aishu

Con

Definitely the water we drink is more dangerous than the air we breathe. Water pollution is documented as a contributor to a wide range of human disorders. it also destroys the lives of many aquatic animals. clean drinking can be a normal thing for us but it is like a gift from heaven for a wide range of population in poor countries. water pollution not only spoils our health but it also gives us a nasty and disgusting looks. why do you think we really feel pitty for the people living in slums even though most of them are having basic facilities it is only because of their surroundings, their water availability we feel pity for them. I strongly feel that all of us have the right to enjoy the precious gift of nature and not spoil them .
Coinsruledude

Pro

Air pollution has been linked diseases such as emphysema, as well as heart and lung diseases. Children are especially vulnerable.[1] It also has effects on the bodies of wildlife.[2]
Air pollution has extremely widespread effects; the air reaches every single human being and animal on Earth, whereas water sources vary among regions.

[1]http://www.stateoftheair.org...
[2]http://www.mothersandothersforcleanair.org...
Debate Round No. 1
anju_aishu

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anju_aishu forfeited this round.
Coinsruledude

Pro

I'll focus on the health risks of air pollution this round.
There are a few types of air pollutants, but the most severe are ozone and particle pollution. Exposure to ozone can cause accelerated aging of the lungs and aggravated lung conditions, such as bronchitis.[1] Particle pollution is made of fine particles of material (such as soot), and is associated with higher risk of heart attacks and asthma.[2]

[1]http://www.sbcapcd.org...
[2]http://www.sbcapcd.org...
Debate Round No. 2
anju_aishu

Con

anju_aishu forfeited this round.
Coinsruledude

Pro

I'll use this last round to summarize another point: climate change.

Particle pollution can result in changes in the atmosphere (otherwise known as the greenhouse effect/global warming). These changes can cause cooling in certain areas of the globe, which shifts weather patterns and causes drought or excessive rainfall.[1]

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[1]http://www.washington.edu...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Coinsruledude 3 years ago
Coinsruledude
I wish I would've made a more compelling response, but I only had 500 characters, and I don't want to drag my argument out in the comments section.
Posted by prunesquallor 3 years ago
prunesquallor
What do you mean by the "water we drink"? I'm quite certain that the source of water I drink isn't the same as yours. I recommend you check out the various water purifiers available in the market if your government is forcing heavy metal poisoned water into your system- and in case you discover a particularly ergonomic and portable air purifier, do inform me about it.
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