• Question: Does animals also get diseases by the pollution? If so, does humans also help them?

    Asked by boltz to Deepak on 27 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Deepak Chandrasekharan

      Deepak Chandrasekharan answered on 27 Jun 2019:

      Yeah they do – pollution is a big term and animals get affected in a variety of ways. For example, plastic gets in the ocean and big bits can trap animals and stop them swimming properly or very small bits can be eaten by them and affect their health. Air pollution can affect birds and how they breathe. Light pollution can mean animals that use light to navigate at night can get confused and lost. We can help them by being considerate of the natural world and figuring out better ways to live alongside our neighbours!