What Goes Around Comes Around

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The late Tupac Shakur once said, ‘I believe that everything you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer for it’. It is ironic that people pollute the water they are so dependent on.  The planet Earth is 70% water. Eventually pollution will bite back and affect the living things on the planet.

A direct correlation to the effect of pollution on sea life.

One of the main causes of marine pollution is toxic waste that gets thrown into the ocean. Amazingly,  in the toxic waste article, toxic waste is the “most harmful form of pollution.” Although people have been well informed of the polluted ocean waters, the pollution has not slowed down. Instead, the amount of marine pollution has been increasing. Marine pollution not only harms marine life, but it harms people as well. As a result, toxic waste pollution has a huge impact on our health. One of the main ways that toxic waste could affect humans is through seafood.

Why is it harmful to us if pollution ends up in our ocean? Well according to the same article, it’s because of the food chain. If a fish eats some kind of toxic pollution, then we could end up eating that fish as seafood. Toxic waste ends up in the ocean by leaking off of the landfills, mines, farms, and sewage drains. This harm could be as minor as a stomach bug or as major as a deadly poison. Look, not all our seafood is tainted. Greater public recognition will be critical in encouraging prevention and building public support to meet the challenges of marine pollution.

A Solution?

The Oracle Think Quest on Ocean Pollution provides tips on how to reduce toxic wastes:

This type of pollution can be stopped by watching what pollution we are letting into the ocean. People are trying to decrease the amount of waste in the oceans by recycling as much garbage as they can so there is a smaller

Another article also provides ways to prevent toxic wastes

  • Never pour any oil or other chemicals onto the ground or into drains
  • Recycle all oil and chemicals
  • Consume less pesticide-dependant foods
  •  Compost your household

The issue now has been brought up to our schools, so the next generation of people do not make the same mistakes that we have made.

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