10 FACTS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT POLLUTION

  • Pollution is one of the biggest killers, affecting more than 100 million worldwide.
  • United States produces 30% of the world’s waste and uses 25 % of the worlds natural resources.
  • 6 Billion Kg.of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
  • A child dies every 8 seconds from contaminated water.
  • 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution.
  • 3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.
  • Children contribute to only 10% of the world’s pollution but are prone to 40% of global disease.
  • More than 3 million kids under the age of 5 years die every year due to environmental factors like pollution.
  • China is the world’s largest producer of carbon dioxide. United States is number 2.
  • Almost 80% of urban waste in India is dumped in the river Ganges.
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