There are different effects of overpopulation. Some of these effects are food shortage, water shortage, overcrowding, health problems and environmental problems.
Food shortage is one of the effects of overpopulation; people needs to eat everyday; the greater the population, the greater the amount of food will be needed. It is important for the people to take the right amount of food for their nourishment.
Overpopulation also effects water supply. Because of overpopulation, water shortage in some areas are experienced. Water is a very important element for mankind; it is used by different industries in the production of different goods and products. Water is also necessary in every household; it is needed for drinking, for cooking, for washing clothes, for bathing as well as for other activities. The shortage of water could also lead into sanitation and health problems.
Overpopulation also affects the space in the community. When there is an increase in population, there will be an increase in the space that is needed. People live in a particular place or area and when there is an increase in the number of people, overcrowding takes place.
Health problems also occurs when there is an overpopulation. This is because of the food shortage, overcrowding, water shortage and pollution that affect the people, particularly the young ones. In a place where there is a limited place for every individual, communicable diseases could easily be transmitted.
Overpopulation also causes environmental problems. People used to accumulate waste, the more the people, the more the garbage is produced. Different forms of waste that are produced by the people could pollute or harm the environment.