Water Pollution in Ocean Coastal Areas

Two University studies have identified unhealthy water pollution in coastal ocean areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Effects of water pollution and causes of water pollution were studied.
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Causes of Water Pollution
Causes of Water Pollution
Aug. 3, 2009 - PRLog -- Human and animal feces were found in the Gulf of Mexico coastal areas, and a pollutant used as a flame retardant was found in all U.S. coastal waters and Alaska, according to an article titled, “Unhealthy Water Pollution in Coastal Oceans,” by Bernard P. Nelson. The article was recently published by Suite 101 Magazine.

Ocean Pollution in Gulf of Mexico

A study by the University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology SCA110, found dangerous human and animal feces in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the article. The article provides additional information about the study, and how the pollution was detected and from what sources.

Causes of Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas

In addition to human and animal feces in coastal waters found by the University of South Florida study, a study by the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, U.S.A. found dangerous levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a chemical used as a flame retardant, in all U.S. coastal waters and Alaska. The article explains how the study was conducted, and why this chemical is so dangerous.

Water Pollution Solutions

Both University studies provide information about water pollution solutions. The article provides links to both studies.

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