Facts on Pollution

We know that the pollution is the disadvantage or damage which arises in the natural equilibrium because of the introduction of contaminants into the environment.

In simple words Pollution means; pollution of the air, water, soil, etc. by discarded stuffs or things, which will cause a direct harmful results in living being and indirect harmful effects by creating damage to ecosystems.

We are presenting here some shocking but true facts on pollution;

Facts on Pollution

  • Health risks what 21 cigarettes produces a day is equals to breathing the air of Beijing.
  • Because of contaminated water a child dies every 8 seconds.
  • China generates almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution.
  • About 1 ton of oil is spilled in ocean for every 1 million tons of oil shipped.
  • In the ocean more then 14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped every year. Mostly or largely plastic is found in this garbage.
Facts on Pollution
Ocean Pollution
  • In the world Russia’s Lake Karachay is the most radioactive and polluted lake.
  • As per study in 2012, humans generated or created more then 49 million tons of electronic waste.
  • Jelly fish resemble plastic in ocean and thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags.
  • Each plastic bottle takes 500 years to decompose and Americans per hour throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles.
  • We can see China’s air pollution from space shuttle but not China’s Great Wall.
  • Because of high levels of air pollution In India the Taj Mahal's white marble outside part is slowly turning yellow .
  • More then thousands of dolphins and seagulls die each year when they struck in old fishing nets and lines.
Facts on Pollution
Seagull stuck in fishing net
  • The migration, communication, hunting, and reproduction patterns of many marine animals like whales and dolphins are interrupted because of sound pollution generated from ships, sonar devices, and oil rigs.
  • Approximately 88% of children have hazardous levels of lead in their blood, who use to work in the largest e-waste site on earth i.e. the children's who use to work in Guiyu, China.
Facts on Pollution
Children working in Toxic Places
  • As compare to the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined together, the world’s largest polluter is the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Approximately more then 3 million tons of toxic chemicals is released into the water, air and land annually by the factories in the United States.
  • Because of strong anti-pollution laws, Antarctica is the cleanest place on Earth.
  • 360 pounds of recyclable paper each year has been thrown or wasted by an average office employee.
  • Cellulose Acetate is a type of plastic that takes years to decompose approximately between 5 years to 400 years. Cigarette butts are made of this plastic.
  • Over 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide each year which creates cigarette butts as the most littered item in the whole world.
  • In the remotest and deepest parts of the ocean, the researchers found extremely high levels of toxic industrial released pollutants.
  • In India the Ganges River is one of the most polluted river. The pollution in the river includes sewage, trash, food and remaining of animals.
  • China emits more CO₂ as compare to the U.S. and Canada combined together. Which makes China as the world’s largest CO₂ emitter. As per study it is up by 171% since 2000.
Facts on Pollution
Air Pollution
  • More then 80% of items or things which is buried in landfills could be recycled instead.
  • According to a study published in the journal of Environmental Research Letters, air pollution kills more than 2 million people every year.


Because of these facts on pollution now we understood how critically it’s damaging our Eco-system. We are the creators of pollution. Before it goes late, we have to understand the disadvantages of pollution otherwise there will be nothing left for us.

Please visit the article "Pollution Definition" to know more about Pollution.

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