Interesting Facts About Pollution !!!

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or living organisms. Here are some interesting facts about Pollution :-

1. More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution.

2. China is world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, followed by United States.

Untreated Waste from Factories lead to water pollution.
3. India is among countries worst affected with water pollution. This is because 80% of India's urban waste ends up in rivers such as Ganges.

4. Noise pollution is one of the most neglected forms of pollution despite causing huge environmental damage, especially in oceans.

5. For every one of the more than 7 billion people on earth, nearly four tons of carbon dioxide is spewed into the air annually.

6. Ocean acidification is one of the worst types of ocean pollution. Our oceans are becoming more and more acidic because greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels burning are constantly rising.

7. An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic is dumped in the world’s oceans every year.

8. The cost of one nuclear weapons test alone could finance the installation of eighty thousand hand pumps, giving third world villages access to clean water.

9. Waste from livestock pollutes our water. When it rains, water runs over fields and pastures and can carry harmful bacteria from livestock waste to streams and provides unwanted fertilizer in streams.

10. More than 100 active pesticide ingredients are suspected of causing cancer, birth defects, and gene mutation.

11. Seventy-three different kinds of pesticides have been found in groundwater, which is potential drinking water.

12. There are about more than 500 million cars on the planet and by 2030 it is expected to double to 1 billion cars. More cars will mean even higher levels of air pollution.

13. Huge oil spills like the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill are among the worst types of pollution on our planet, particularly because their negative effects last for very long time.

Toxic Gases from Industries
14. The quality water-filtering system is good way to protect yourself from water pollution as much as possible, especially multi-layered home water filtering system.

15. Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers.

16. An estimated 1,000 children in India die every day due to disease caused by polluted water.

17. Over 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic waste per year. Over 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish are killed per year due to pollution.

18. Pollution in China alters the weather in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the U.S. Once in the atmosphere over the U.S., the pollution stops clouds from producing rain and snow—i.e., more pollution equals less precipitation.

19. The Ganges River in India is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. The pollution includes sewage, trash, food, and animal remains. In some places the Ganges is septic, and corpses of semi-cremated adults or enshrouded babies drift down the river.
E-Waste !!!

20. The largest e-waste site on earth is in Guiyu, China. Approximately 88% of children there have dangerous levels of lead in their blood.

21. Globally, 15 million children under the age of five die each year because of diseases caused by drinking water

22. For 1.1.billion people around the world, clean water in unobtainable. Almost half of the world’s population does not have proper water treatment.

23. Antarctica is the cleanest place on Earth and is protected by strong antipollution laws.

24. Scientists report that carbon dioxide emissions are decreasing the pH of the oceans and, in essence, acidifying them.

25. A single NASA space shuttle launch produces 28 tons of carbon dioxide. An average car generates about half a ton per month. A launch also releases 23 tons of harmful particulate matter, which then settles around the launch site.

So, Don't you think this we are harming ourselves and other living beings by doing so. So Don't Waste time now, Do You efforts in keeping Earth Clean and safe for us and others :)