pollution was the major concern at “United Nations Conference on the HumanEnvironment’1972” held in Stockholm. From the history of United States found that extensive sea water pollution beganabout nineteenth century as a result of urbanization, industrialization, andmodern practice in agricultural sectors. Industrial by-products, human sewageand animal waste joined together and foul pure drinking water. As a resultwaterborne epidemic was spread out mainly at New York Cityat 1832. Manstarted to purify their drinking water and they realize that sea water is getting polluted.After the Second World War, USA started to develop in agricultural sectors.They used fertilizers which contains high amount of sulfur, nitrogen, and phosphorus. These elements got mixed with sea water and plants and bacteriawere born which cause oxygen crisis in sea water. As a result fishes and other animals living in sea became dead and made sea pollution. After thosehappenings mass awareness was build up against sea pollution to preserve seaanimals and human health.With the increase of world population, human waste and other man made problems increase.
SEA POLLUTION FACTS:-3.1.Sea pollution facts based on USA.
40% of American rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, andfor aquatic life.
Mississippi river throws about 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogenwaste every year in to The Gulf of Mexico which comes from farmland.
1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrialwaste are discharged every year in to the sea water of USA.
About 25% of US beaches are closed in a year because of sea pollution.3.2.Condition of other continents.
Asian rivers are most polluted in the world.
Greece has the cleanest and Lithuania and Estonia has the dirtiestcoastal water.