25 Shocking Facts About Pollution

Let’s take a moment to reflect on a sad truth. Our planet and almost all animals and plants living on it are struggling with man-made pollution. The world pollution statistics are simply alarming! These horrible state of our planet is made tangible when we see revolting pictures of birds covered in oil, poisoned fish, trapped turtles, etc. You can’t help but feel sad at the mere sight of it all. On today’s list, we’re going to share with you facts about air pollution, facts about pollution in the ocean, and facts about about land pollution in order to show you a glimpse of the seriousness and scale of the problem. These are 25 shocking facts about pollution.


Thousands of marine animals including fish, turtles, dolphins etc. die after swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.

plastic bagwww.huffingtonpost.com

In India, about a thousand children die every single day due to a disease caused by extreme water pollution.

Indian kidsearth66.com


In America alone 3 million plastic bottles are thrown away every hour. However, it takes up to 500 years for the plastic bottle to decompose.

plastic bottlewww.theonion.com

These days, there are up to 500 chemicals in an average human body that were not found in humans before 1920. In total, there are almost 80,000 synthetic chemicals on today´s market.

synthetic chemicalswww.duralabel.com


Pollution in China can change weather in the US. Almost a third of air pollution in San Francisco actually comes from China.

San Franciscowww.contiki.com

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