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Facts About Pollution

The introduction of impurities into the environment that causes instability and harm to the ecosystem is called pollution. Pollution causes harmful effects to human body, animals and our environment and we are still not doing anything to stop it. Just thinking about economic growth only we keep throwing wastage here and there. So, we have to get together and have to do something on this very critical issue.


Pollution may be of any kind such as land, air, water, etc becoming the most major cause of concern to the human race today. All kinds of pollutants have adverse effects on the ecosystem. Here are some facts about pollution:


Industries and vehicles are considered as major sources of pollution and the countries that are contributing most in terms of these aspects are China, India and United states. Emissions from vehicles are producing around 70% of the air pollution. According to the data of 2007, emission of carbon dioxide in China was around 6.01 billion tons but it was 5.90 billion tons in America. India is one of the top 10 worst pollution producing countries in the world. The historical monument TajMahal whose color is getting yellow day by day proves the adversity of air pollution in India.

According to research made by world health organization, around 2.4 million people die every year because of air pollution.

Use of pesticides to kill pests and to enhance the growth of crop also has adverse effects on human health and environment. In US, farmers are using 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides annually.

Garbage from land is contaminating water bodies. Many industries are still damping their wastes in water bodies like lake, oceans or rivers. Bacteria originated because of this are responsible for causing of about 250 million water borne diseases annually. Due to these diseases 5 to 10 million deaths are occurring every year.

There are so many other serious facts about pollution that can make you think, so we should take measures to control pollution.


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