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  1. Introduction
    1. Adverse effects upon any body of water by human activity
    2. Toxic pollutants
  2. Methods
    1. Testing absorption rate of various soils
    2. Tests done on Mallard (aquatic bird in Hungary) when exposed to Cu and Pb
  3. Results
    1. Sources of pollution
    2. Effects of pollution
  4. Discussion
    1. Prevention methods
  5. References

This article deals with a possible solution to water pollution in a Wisconsin suburb. However the results could be universally interpreted, with the method of prevention being employed in many areas of the world. The Article describes a scientist's experiment to test the amount of water runoff from his front yard into the local lake. Initially he observed that his soil only absorbed at water at a rate of 2 inches per hour, whereas the remaining runoff water from a major rainstorm was traveling down the street picking up ?oil, chemicals, pesticides and sediments built up on lawns, driveways and streets?.

[...] (McManus) A solution must be found to this problem of water pollution within a reasonable time frame, or else diseases may spread rapidly and affect everything from livestock to fish products to the entire world's population. Two groups of researchers, one group headed by McManus and the other by Kertész, set out to explore possible direct causes and solutions to the growing problem at hand. Kertész took a narrow approach focusing on an aquatic bird, the Mallard(Phylum Chordata, Class Aves), and the effects of lead and copper have on its developing embryos. [...]

[...] Water pollution is a very relevant modern topic that will persist until proper action is taken to void its effects. Kertész showed how deadly certain commonly dumped wastes could be to the unsuspecting water fowl. Considering the large bodies of water and relatively small populations of organisms in relation to the total area many such intoxications often go unnoticed. A massive spill however, or simply accumulation of pollutants over time could be devastating, not only to the animals but to humans as well. [...]

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