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11 Facts aboutPollution
11 Facts about Pollution 1. 40% of America’s rivers  and 46% of America’s  lakes are too polluted for  fishing, swimming, ...
11 Facts about Pollution 2. The Mississippi River – which drains the lands of nearly 40% of the continental United Sates –...
11 Facts about Pollution 3. 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are discharged int...
11 Facts about Pollution  4. Polluted drinking waters are a problem for about half of the world’s population. Each year th...
11 Facts about Pollution 5. Vehicle exhaust contributes roughly 60% of all carbon monoxide emissions nationwide, and up to...
11 Facts about Pollution 6. Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in human...
11 Facts about Pollution 7. Each year, U.S. factories spew 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water.
11 Facts about Pollution 8. In the U.S. 41% of all insecticides are used on corn. Of these, 80% are used to treat a pest t...
11 Facts about Pollution 9. Every year, one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste.
11 Facts about Pollution  10. Over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not.
11 Facts about Pollution  10. Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diape...
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11 facts about pollution

  1. 1. 11 Facts aboutPollution
  2. 2. 11 Facts about Pollution 1. 40% of America’s rivers and 46% of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
  3. 3. 11 Facts about Pollution 2. The Mississippi River – which drains the lands of nearly 40% of the continental United Sates – carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year. The resulting dead zone in the Gulf each summer is about the size of New Jersey.
  4. 4. 11 Facts about Pollution 3. 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are discharged into US waters annually.
  5. 5. 11 Facts about Pollution 4. Polluted drinking waters are a problem for about half of the world’s population. Each year there are about 250 million cases of water-based diseases, resulting in roughly 5 to 10 million deaths.
  6. 6. 11 Facts about Pollution 5. Vehicle exhaust contributes roughly 60% of all carbon monoxide emissions nationwide, and up to 95% in cities.
  7. 7. 11 Facts about Pollution 6. Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in humans, but at high concentrations can lead to brain damage.
  8. 8. 11 Facts about Pollution 7. Each year, U.S. factories spew 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water.
  9. 9. 11 Facts about Pollution 8. In the U.S. 41% of all insecticides are used on corn. Of these, 80% are used to treat a pest that could be controlled simply by rotating a different crop for just one year.
  10. 10. 11 Facts about Pollution 9. Every year, one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste.
  11. 11. 11 Facts about Pollution 10. Over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not.
  12. 12. 11 Facts about Pollution 10. Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.
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