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Amazing Facts About Pollution

Mind Blowing Facts About Pollution

We all are familiar with the term “pollution“. Of course, these are certain substances or an energy which causes adverse change in the environment and degrades the life of living species and the lifespan of Earth as well. We all know that, pollution is broadly classified in 4 types namely – land pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and air pollution.

Today, at FactWish, we have collected some of the most brilliant facts about pollution. We wanna share them all with you guys. Let’s get started.

1. Nearly 5000 people die every day as a result of drinking contaminated water.

Nearly 5000 people die every day as a result of drinking contaminated water

2. Out of 20 world’s most polluted cities, 12 are from India itself. Although, attempts are taken by governments to control the pollution rate, especially air pollution.

Out of 20 world's most polluted cities, 12 are from India itself

3. China is the world’s largest emitter of CO2 Gas, followed by US and EU union, resulting in overall increase in global warming.

China is the world's largest emitter of CO2 Gas

4. The world’s most polluted city is New Delhi, India where breathing a day is equivalent to smoking 150 cigarettes.

The world's most polluted city is New Delhi

5. More than 90% of the Chinese cities have contaminated ground water.

More than 90% of the Chinese cities have contaminated ground water

6. Nearly, ½ of human population live in light polluted areas, where Milky Way is not visible at night.

Half of human population live in light polluted areas

7. At present rate of deforestation and increase air pollution due to industries and transportation sector, CO2 Gas will be doubled in every 5 years exponentially.

CO2 Gas will be doubled in every 5 years

8. For past 400,000 years, proportion of CO2 was less than 300 ppm. In last few decades, it has crossed more than 400 ppm (parts per million) and is exponentially increasing. Major steps need to be taken to control it.

CO2 has crossed more than 400 ppm in last few decades

9. Use of public transport and car pooling whenever possible  not only reduces Air pollution but can also save lots of money.

Car Pooling reduces Pollution rate and Saves money

10. Children are most likely to suffer from pollution. Almost 1.7 million children less than 5 years old die annually due to environmental factors.

1.7 million children under 5 years old die due to environmental factors

Time has come where every one has to participate, join environmental NGOs and make pledges to clean air, water and land together. Otherwise, within 50 years, Earth would become unsuitable to live in extreme heat and lack of oxygen. We request you as an initiative to make more and more people aware about these facts and encourage them to take initiatives, so that we can feel proud in making our mother Earth as awesome as it was earlier.
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