Here are some of the major questions around the water pollution. Lets get into it.
- What percentage of the world’s water is polluted?
Answer:In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial waste is dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply.
World Water Assessment Programme.
The food sector is responsible for about half of the production of organic water pollutants.
2. How many fish are killed by pollution?
Answer: In 1975, the National Academy of Sciences estimated that ocean-based sources, such as cargo ships and cruise liners had dumped 14 billion pounds of garbage into the ocean. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
3. What is water pollution?
Answer: Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
4. How many animals have been killed by water pollution?
Answer:14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
5. How many animals have died from plastic?
Answer: Few shoppers stop to consider that disposable plastic bags have a devastating impact on marine animals such as whales, seals, sea birds and turtles. More than 100,000 animals die every year after ingesting or becoming entangled in them.
6. What is a Fishkill?
Answer: There are many causes of fish kill, but oxygen depletion is the most common cause. The term fish kill, known also as fish die-off, refers to a localized die-off of fish populations which may also be associated with more generalized mortality of aquatic life.