How Oil Harms Animals and Plants in Marine Environments

| February 2, 2016 | Reply

How Oil Harms Animals and Plants in Marine Environments

Excerpt from US Office of Response and Restoration
In general, how oil harms animals and plants from oil spills is that it can affect animals and plants in two ways: from the oil itself and from the response or cleanup operations. Understanding both types of impacts can help spill responders minimize overall impacts to ecological communities and help them to recover much more quickly. This why OilZorb is so valuable – non resides – non toxic- collect oil and OilZorb and reuse

Spilled oil can harm living things because its chemical constituents are poisonous. This can affect organisms both from internal exposure to oil through ingestion or inhalation and from external exposure through skin and eye irritation. Oil can also smother some small species of fish or invertebrates and coat feathers and fur, reducing birds’ and mammals’ ability to maintain their body temperatures.

This why Oilzorb is so beneficial as it is non toxic to wildlife


Category: Oil harms wild life, Oil Spills

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