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Pollution facts
14 Facts about Pollution


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14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
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.
For every 1 million tons of oil shipped, about 1 ton is spilled.
Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China.
A child dies
every 8 seconds
from
contaminated water.
Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
3.4 million people
die
each year from
water-related causes.
Nearly 700 million Chinese people
drink contaminated water.
Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.
In 2012, Humans generated over 49 million tons of electronic waste.
Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.
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