Article courtesy of Sylvia D’Alton| Jan 17, 2016 | South Coast Herald | Shared as educational material
Human-made rubbish and pollutants are killing countless animals and marine life and spreading disease. An estimated 5 million people die every year from drinking contaminated water. Human waste (sewage) plagues many marine environments that are near regions with little or no sewage treatment plants. Plastics and microplastics are also huge problems. Their persistence pollutes oceans and other water bodies. Read more here: http://southcoastherald.co.za/123731/the-deadly-effects-of-water-pollution/.