- 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.
- A child dies
- every 8 seconds
- When we account for the pollution costs associated with gasoline, it costs an extra US$3.80 per gallon.
- A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
- Scientists dip tampons in rivers to test for pollution.
- A third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and 80% of North Americans, live in such light polluted areas that the Milky Way is not visible at night.
- The Taj Mahal's white marble exterior is gradually turning yellow due to high levels of air pollution.