Ocean Pollution Kills Marine Life & Humans

Ocean Pollution Kills Marine Life & Humans - Thalassains

Ocean Pollution is not only killing marine life but it is also harmful to humans. Here are 4 FACTS you need to know about the effect of ocean pollution on mankind.⁣

1. 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants, and CO2 emissions produced by humans are not only in the air, but also absorbed by the ocean.⁣

2. Chemicals such as pesticides, mercury, lead, and nitrates are thrown in the ocean causing kidney damage, reproductive problems, hormonal problems, and nervous system damage. ⁣

3. Bacteria turns mercury into a toxic compound (methyl-mercury) which goes up our food chain causing fetal diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. ⁣

4. 13% of oil enters the ocean each year from oil spills. Oil spills contain toxic waste such as petroleum, pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste; all of which are difficult to dispose from the ocean. ⁣

The ocean provides us life. Respect the ocean and keep it clean for us and for many generations to come.

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