What is water pollution?
Water pollution is contamination of water. Rubbish and
chemicals in our waterways are a major cause, these can have a
devastating affect on any sea creatures living nearby. Water pollution
can also include any household items put down the sink or into
stormwater drains which make there way to the sea and can be
harmful to the sea life there.
What causes water
rubbish, plastic and chemicals are the main reasons that water pollution is so
common. Products such as pesticides, solvents, cleaning fluids, metal polishes,
nail polish, and insecticides have S4 labels and should not go down the sink.
All these substances are poisonous to our environment.
How does water
pollution affect us?
Water pollution is having an impact on
the natural science of sea creatures. Scientists examining sea life along the UK
coast have revealed female eggs inside male bodies and they think this is the
result of chemicals in the water.
Water pollution affects drinking water,
rivers, lakes and oceans all over the world. This can damage human health, and
the natural environment.
Water pollution can also cause reaction to people who swim in
contaminated areas. Oil spills in the oceans can have a devastating
effect on coral reefs and various types of marine life, especially sea