The ocean covers almost three quarters of our planet. Populations in coastal regions are growing and placing increasing pressure on coastal and marine ecosystems. Marine pollution of many kinds threatens the health of the ocean and its living resources. While the past decades have seen efforts at the local, national, and international levels to address the problems of marine pollution, more needs to be done.
Marine pollution threatens the health of our coasts and ocean and it comes in many different forms. Marine pollution can mean plastic litter, other litter such as glass bottles and cans, oil and chemical spills or polluted stormwater drains and rivers flowing into the sea. It is clear that the problem is not only in one unit but it is the whole set of actions which is causing the pollution in water. It is like dolphins and whales who consists of toxic chemicals because they are living in this environment, eating smaller fishes and other living organisms which are affected the same way.
In humans, even low-level mercury poisoning has been found to cause memory loss, hair loss, fatigue, depression, difficulty concentrating, tremors and headaches. Elevated levels of mercury can lead to heart disease in humans and marine mammals. Because mercury is hard for the body to eliminate, it bioaccumulates. If humans choose to eat fish from the poisoned waters it is clear that they are eating the poison and in long term it causes the cancer and other dangerous diseases.
The effect these have on the marine environment depends on the type of pollution, the size of the pollution and where the pollution occurs. Some marine environments and types of marine life are more sensitive than others to pollution. The pollution may damage individual sea creatures or plants, or it may damage whole communities of different living things.
Packaging, plastics from human, chemicals and oils from dangerous factories and worlds biggest companies consistently make up a significant percent of all marine trash and pollution. Preventing trash, oils and chemicals from entering the ocean presents a huge challenge due to the many sources, including municipal storm sewers, poor trash management by industrial and waste management facilities, disposal from vessels, offshore platforms and many more, and littering by individuals in coastal and inland areas.
What more can we do to manage water pollution in world’s oceans?
- It is necessary to educate the society about the damage which is caused by the way how everything works nowadays – how the factories and enormous companies are constantly polluting waters, what it means when people are throwing away their plastic bags and other plastic materials. It is important to raise the knowledge worldwide, to change the way how factories work and how people are making an impact – for better or for worse.
- By supporting our Water Pollution Program, you will be supporting the development of the research from Charity Support team and informative materials and campaigns as well the funding also goes to support the activists and new technologies to clean the polluted water after the research. With your donation you will support all global activist and organization movement against water pollution in long term perspective.
- It is essential that 70% of the programs work with people living in the land, while 30% is also used to educate people working in the marine sector on marine pollution. The information and data we gather will help to raise the awareness about water pollution situation worldwide and will stimulate society to make immediate changes!
Thank you for understanding and your concerns about water pollution!