Limit, cease or prohibit dumping of untreated sewage
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Untreated sewage reaching aquatic environments may impact marine and freshwater mammals through the introduction of bacteria and viruses, excess nutrients, toxic substances, and solid particles. Limiting, ceasing or prohibiting the dumping of untreated sewage in an area may reduce the risk of contaminating marine and freshwater mammals and their habitats.