What are the Effects of Ocean Pollution on Humans?

When you think of ocean pollution you don’t often consider how it affects us. Usually, we just imagine how it’s impacting the ocean life our planet hosts. But the rapidly increasing pollution problem in the ocean has some serious effects on us land dwellers.

Did you know that over 70% of the air we breathe is created by marine plants? That’s some huge numbers. And 97% of the drinkable water supply is produced by our oceans. They quite literally power the cycles that allow the production of fresh drinking water for nearly 100% of life on land. That’s pretty insane when you really sit down and think about it.

With these in mind, I wonder why are we not taking better care of our planet’s oceans if they play such a vital role in our survival? These facts don’t even break the tip of the iceberg of issues we’re facing today. Just check out this detailed infographic for more information and give a second thought to how you operate in your day-to-day life. Small changes can equal big improvements when we do it together.


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