|Date: 01/05/2012 Time: 02:01:00 PM
An expert from Kuwait Institute for Scientific
Research (KISR) has warned from effects of flow of sewage into the sea waters,
particularly on marine living creatuers.
Dr. Noura Al-Jandal made the warning, in a lecture titled "Together towards
sustainable development," organized by Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) in
cooperation with KISR.
Dr. Al-Jandal, who serves at KISR's department of environmental sciences,
said in the lecture, which is part of the scientific week activities, that
chemical components in the sewage affect physiology of various kinds of fish
and deform their sex.
Such chemical substances make fish unable to reproduce in the short and
long terms, and are of a great risk to the fisheries.
They would also affect human beings, considering that 70 percent of the
fish were deformed sex wise, she added.
"Sewage is a secret killer of the marine environment," Al-Jandal affirmed.
There is a large number of studies prepared by KISR in support of projects
protecting the marine environment, and reducing its pollution, like the study
of chemical substances hindering reproduction.
She stressed on importance of continuing awareness campaigns, and to teach
the children in schools how to contribute in protecting their environment.
Adults are less responding to such campaigns, which makes imposing a
financial penalty the only effective solution to stop them from polluting the
environment, she said.