Environmental toxicology professionals deal with understanding and assessing the effects that various chemicals dumped into natural waterways have on the ocean’s ecosystem, as well as the water itself. What you might not know is that the things you take for granted and nonchalantly throw away could be poisoning the world’s oceans.
When it comes to the topic of water pollution, oil spills are among the most commonly talked about culprits, and for good reason. Oil spills typically happen on a grand scale as it typically involves oil tankers or rigs that leak out millions of gallons of petroleum products into a delicate ecosystem of corals, fish, and other marine life. However, oil pollution in the water also happens on a smaller scale whenever homeowners nonchalantly dispose of oils and grease through their sinks.