10 Shocking Facts About Pollution

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Whether one likes it or not, pollution is one the most ignored concept in the modern world. Here are some shocking facts on pollution which give a quick glance through of how this destroyer is up to creating havoc on the earth.


1
14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.

2
Americans make up 5% of the world's population, and yet, produce 30% of the world's waste and use 25% of the world's resources.

3
For every 1 million tons of oil shipped, about 1 ton is spilled.

4
Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China.

5
A child dies every 8 seconds from contaminated water.

6
Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.

7
3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.

8
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.

9
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.

10
The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.