Problem

Accumulation of pollutants in marine wildlife

Other Names:
Accumulation of contaminant residues in marine animals
Nature:

Environmental pollution is characterized by the accumulation of toxic metals, chemical and petrochemical residues and radionuclides in marine wildlife. Radionuclides are accumulated as a result of fallout from nuclear weapons testing and from nuclear reactor accidents.

Incidence:

The level of PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, in marine mammals' fat is rising worldwide.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Date of last update
17.06.2019 – 18:00 CEST