Sewage Sea Pollution: What Can We Do To Help?

The Problem

Water companies in the UK have been accused of failing to monitor the amount of sewage pumped into the sea at popular beaches across the country. Sewage monitors installed by water companies didn’t work “90 per cent of the time” according to an analysis of data from the Environment Agency done by the Liberal Democrat party.

Last week, more than 40 pollution warnings were issued at swimming spots across England and Wales after heavy rain overwhelmed systems. This led to water companies releasing sewage into the environment to protect homes, schools and businesses from flooding.

Small Changes

Although it would be nice for our water companies to be more efficient, the small changes we make can have a big impact. Swapping to an eco friendly product can help reduce harmful substances being released and reduce the chances of harm to our wildlife.

Household bleach is made from sodium hypochlorite. When sodium hypochlorite interacts with organic contaminants in well water, this process produces substances called trihalomethane which are carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

In waterways, bleach can form dioxins, known carcinogens, which seriously harm fish, wildlife & humans. In the atmosphere, it is associated with ozone depletion, which has long-term environmental effects.

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