How Does Pollution Affect Plants And Marine Life?


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Chemical water pollution affects marine life in different ways, depending on the nature of the polluting agent. The copper and chrome salts are toxic for algae and marine life. Plankton is strongly affected by numerous pesticides and herbicides. Synthetic detergents are very toxic for marine life, and water pollution with this agent affect the microbial flora. Marine life is easily affected, but the most deaths are due to lack of oxygen in the polluted water, and dumping of pesticides and toxic residue.
Severe problems can also appear in water pollution with heavy metals, especially with mercury, which accumulates on the food chain.

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